Framingham Still High-Risk COVID Community; Marlborough & Holliston Joins Red List

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham for the fourth consecutive week is on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s list of high-risk communities for the coronavirus. And the City of Framingham’s numbers are increasing, not decreasing.

Neighboring Marlborough joined the City of Framingham this week as a red community or high-risk community, with a rate of 8.4 cases per day per 100,000 people over the last 14 days.

This week 15 communities are on the state’s red community list including Worcester and another MetroWest newcomer Holliston. The Town of Holliston has a rate of 8.3 cases but a positive rate of under 2% at 1.74. The community had 16 new cases out of 922 tests over the last two weeks.

Framingham’s rate increased over the last week from 11.4 cases per day per 100,000 people to 12.5 cases.

The City’s rate of positive tests went up from 2.88% to 3.32%

Over the last 14 days, 147 individuals have tested positive in the City of Framingham. It was 130 last week.

Over the last two weeks, 4,426 individuals were tested for the virus, according to the state.

Nantucket has the highest rate in the state this week at 26.5 cases per day per 100,000 individuals.

Chelsea, which had been #1 is now #2 at 22.4. That city has seen its case numbers per day and its positive rate drop over the last week.

The Cities of Everett and Lynn also dropped and now have lower number of cases per day that the City of Framingham.

Worcester’s rate is 8.9 and Boston is still yellow but barely at 7.9 cases per day per 100,000.

More than 150,000 individuals were tested in Boston over the last two weeks, with 915 positive cases.

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