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MARLBOROUGH – The City of Marlborough remains a high-risk community for the coronavirus.

Today, October 5, City announced 9 new positive COVID-19 cases since Friday.

The City is reporting a total of 1,251 cases, since the pandemic began.

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Marlborough became one of the Commonwealth’s high-risk communities in the state at the end of September.

The City of Marlborough’s COVID-19 positive rate increased from 10.8 to 12.3 as of October 1.

The State considers a community high risk if there are more than 8 new cases per day per 100,000 people over a 2-week period.

There have been 70 deaths.

The good news is that 1,131 individuals have recovered from the virus.

The City has 50 active cases.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.