These 63 Massachusetts communities are now in the ‘red zone’ for COVID-19 infection – Boston.com

Twenty-three additional communities have been placed in the “red zone” this week, bringing the total number of Massachusetts cities and towns at the highest risk for COVID-19 infection to 63.

Middleton remains at the top of the list with an average daily incidence rate over the last two weeks of 105.2 cases per 100,000 residents. However, an outbreak at the Middleton Jail and House of Correction appears to be the cause. As of last Friday, the town noted that of the 339 total cases at that time, 234 could be attributed to the jail, while 105 were in the community. Of the greater community, 98 people had recovered.

Overall, the state itself is now in the red zone, according to the data. The state’s case count was 8.7 per 100,000 residents on average per day over the last two weeks, with a total case count of 8,443 for the same period and a positive test rate of 1.17 percent.

Communities at the highest risk for infection have an average daily case rate greater than 8 per 100,000 residents for the last 14 days. Most of Massachusetts remains in the gray – less than five cases total over the last two weeks — or the green — less than four cases per 100,000 residents for the same time frame. Communities in the yellow zone have an average daily case rate between 4 and 8 per 100,000 residents for the last two weeks.

Individual community data, Sept. 27-Oct. 10, 2020. —Mass. Department of Public Health

Here’s a look at each of the highest risk communities:

1. Middleton

Average daily incidence rate: 105.2 per 100,000
Case count: 152
Tests conducted: 1,748
Positive tests: 176
Positivity rate: 10.07 percent

2. Lawrence

Average daily incidence rate: 41.9 per 100,000
Case count: 517
Tests conducted: 8,717
Positive tests: 658
Positivity rate: 7.55 percent

3. Chelsea

Average daily incidence rate: 30.9 per 100,000
Case count: 163
Tests conducted: 5,464
Positive tests: 193
Positivity rate: 3.53 percent

4. Everett

Average daily incidence rate: 25.2 per 100,000
Case count: 171
Tests conducted: 4,553
Positive tests: 201
Positivity rate: 4.41 percent

5. Kingston

Average daily incidence rate: 21.6  per 100,000
Case count: 41
Tests conducted: 1,147
Positive tests: 44
Positivity rate: 3.84 percent

6. Revere

Average daily incidence rate: 20.1 per 100,000
Case count: 171
Tests conducted: 6,230
Positive tests: 230
Positivity rate: 3.69 percent

7. Marlborough

Average daily incidence rate: 19.9 per 100,000
Case count: 121
Tests conducted: 4,106
Positive tests: 141
Positivity rate: 3.43 percent

8. Framingham

Average daily incidence rate: 17.8  per 100,000
Case count: 186
Tests conducted: 7,027
Positive tests: 222
Positivity rate: 3.16 percent

9. Hudson

Average daily incidence rate: 17.4 per 100,000
Case count: 51
Tests conducted: 1,725
Positive tests: 57
Positivity rate: 3.30 percent

10. Nantucket

Average daily incidence rate: 17 per 100,000
Case count: 27
Tests conducted: 870
Positive tests: 30
Positivity rate: 3.45 percent

11. Sunderland

Average daily incidence rate: 16.9 per 100,000
Case count: 9
Tests conducted: 1,696
Positive tests: 9
Positivity rate: 0.53 percent

12. Haverhill

Average daily incidence rate: 16.5 per 100,000
Case count: 152
Tests conducted: 7,802
Positive tests: 189
Positivity rate: 2.42 percent

13. Lowell

Average daily incidence rate: 16.4 per 100,000
Case count: 269
Tests conducted: 9,568
Positive tests: 315
Positivity rate: 3.29 percent

14. Webster

Average daily incidence rate: 15.8 per 100,000
Case count: 38
Tests conducted: 1,471
Positive tests: 48
Positivity rate: 3.26 percent

15. Amherst

Average daily incidence rate: 15.7 per 100,000
Case count: 89
Tests conducted: 25,415
Positive tests: 92
Positivity rate: 0.36 percent

16. North Andover

Average daily incidence rate: 15.6 per 100,000
Case count: 66
Tests conducted: 10,082
Positive tests: 77
Positivity rate: 0.76 percent

17. Methuen

Average daily incidence rate: 14.5 per 100,000
Case count: 109
Tests conducted: 4,300
Positive tests: 152
Positivity rate: 3.53 percent

18. Springfield

Average daily incidence rate: 14.4 per 100,000
Case count: 319
Tests conducted: 12,937
Positive tests: 434
Positivity rate: 3.35 percent

19. Acushnet

Average daily incidence rate: 13.7 per 100,000
Case count: 20
Tests conducted: 554
Positive tests: 20
Positivity rate: 3.61 percent

20. Milton

Average daily incidence rate: 13.5 per 100,000
Case count: 54
Tests conducted: 5,247
Positive tests: 59
Positivity rate: 1.12 percent

21. Holyoke

Average daily incidence rate: 13.0 per 100,000
Case count: 75
Tests conducted: 3,262
Positive tests: 84
Positivity rate: 2.58 percent

22. Plymouth

Average daily incidence rate: 12.8 per 100,000
Case count: 111
Tests conducted: 3,410
Positive tests: 129
Positivity rate: 3.78 percent

23. Randolph (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.7 per 100,000
Case count: 61
Tests conducted: 2,740
Positive tests: 72
Positivity rate: 2.63 percent

24. Attleboro (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.7  per 100,000
Case count: 82
Tests conducted: 3,164
Positive tests: 90
Positivity rate: 2.84 percent

25. Malden (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.5 per 100,000
Case count: 119
Tests conducted: 6,191
Positive tests: 137
Positivity rate: 2.21 percent

26. Southborough (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.5 per 100,000
Case count: 17
Tests conducted: 1,839
Positive tests: 21
Positivity rate: 1.14 percent

27. Lynn

Average daily incidence rate: 12.3 per 100,000
Case count: 174
Tests conducted: 7,104
Positive tests: 235
Positivity rate: 3.31 percent

28. New Bedford

Average daily incidence rate: 12.2 per 100,000
Case count: 170
Tests conducted: 5,051
Positive tests: 218
Positivity rate: 4.32 percent

29. Hanson

Average daily incidence rate: 12 per 100,000
Case count: 18
Tests conducted: 730
Positive tests: 20
Positivity rate: 2.74 percent

30. Brockton

Average daily incidence rate: 11.9 per 100,000
Case count: 164
Tests conducted: 7,923
Positive tests: 199
Positivity rate: 2.51 percent

31. Waltham

Average daily incidence rate: 11.8 per 100,000
Case count: 110
Tests conducted: 18,769
Positive tests: 125
Positivity rate: 0.67 percent

32. Winthrop

Average daily incidence rate: 11.7  per 100,000
Case count: 31
Tests conducted: 2,800
Positive tests: 41
Positivity rate: 1.46 percent

33. Abington (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.5 per 100,000
Case count: 29
Tests conducted: 1,089
Positive tests: 33
Positivity rate: 3.03 percent

34. Worcester (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.5 per 100,000
Case count: 309
Tests conducted: 38,403
Positive tests: 362
Positivity rate: 0.94 percent

35. Chelmsford (tie)

Average daily incidence rate:  per 100,000
Case count: 58
Tests conducted: 3,019
Positive tests: 67
Positivity rate: 2.22 percent

36. Boston

Average daily incidence rate: 11.1 per 100,000
Case count: 1,081
Tests conducted: 172,584
Positive tests: 1,275
Positivity rate: 0.74 percent

37. Woburn

Average daily incidence rate: 10.8 per 100,000
Case count: 63
Tests conducted:  3,499
Positive tests: 75
Positivity rate: 2.14 percent

38. East Bridgewater (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 10.6 per 100,000
Case count: 22
Tests conducted: 766
Positive tests: 23
Positivity rate: 3 percent

39. East Longmeadow (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 10.6 per 100,000
Case count: 25
Tests conducted: 1,263
Positive tests: 33
Positivity rate: 2.61 percent

40. Saugus (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 10.6 per 100,000
Case count: 42
Tests conducted: 2,664
Positive tests: 51
Positivity rate: 1.91 percent

41. Hanover

Average daily incidence rate: 10.5 per 100,000
Case count: 21
Tests conducted: 1,006
Positive tests: 28
Positivity rate: 2.78 percent

42. Leicester

Average daily incidence rate: 10.1 per 100,000
Case count: 16
Tests conducted: 920
Positive tests: 18
Positivity rate: 1.96 percent

43. Canton (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.9 per 100,000
Case count: 32
Tests conducted: 2,236
Positive tests: 36
Positivity rate: 1.61 percent

44. Hingham (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.9 per 100,000
Case count: 33
Tests conducted: 2,076
Positive tests: 38
Positivity rate: 1.83 percent

45. Rockland (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.9 per 100,000
Case count: 25
Tests conducted: 903
Positive tests: 27
Positivity rate: 2.99 percent

46. Fairhaven

Average daily incidence rate: 9.8 per 100,000
Case count: 22
Tests conducted: 1,152
Positive tests: 25
Positivity rate: 2.17 percent

47. Dartmouth

Average daily incidence rate: 9.7 per 100,000
Case count: 50
Tests conducted: 2,942
Positive tests: 58
Positivity rate: 1.97 percent

48. Weymouth

Average daily incidence rate: 9.6 per 100,000
Case count: 75
Tests conducted: 3,287
Positive tests: 87
Positivity rate: 2.65 percent

49. Berkeley (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.5 per 100,000
Case count: 9
Tests conducted: 397
Positive tests: 12
Positivity rate: 3.02 percent

50. Holbrook (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.5 per 100,000
Case count: 15
Tests conducted: 781
Positive tests: 16
Positivity rate: 2.05 percent

51. Pembroke

Average daily incidence rate: 9.2 per 100,000
Case count: 24
Tests conducted: 1,042
Positive tests: 27
Positivity rate: 2.59 percent

52. Wakefield

Average daily incidence rate: 9 per 100,000
Case count: 34
Tests conducted: 2,546
Positive tests: 40
Positivity rate: 1.57 percent

53. Tyngsborough

Average daily incidence rate: 8.9 per 100,000
Case count: 15
Tests conducted: 844
Positive tests: 17
Positivity rate: 2.01 percent

54. Holliston (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.8 per 100,000
Case count: 17
Tests conducted: 1,219
Positive tests: 20
Positivity rate: 1.64 percent

55. West Newbury (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.8 per 100,000
Case count: 5
Tests conducted: 389
Positive tests: 5
Positivity rate: 1.29 percent

56. Oxford (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.8 per 100,000
Case count: 17
Tests conducted: 853
Positive tests: 18
Positivity rate: 2.11 percent

57. Auburn

Average daily incidence rate: 8.7 per 100,000
Case count: 20
Tests conducted: 1,390
Positive tests: 23
Positivity rate: 1.65 percent

58. Marshfield

Average daily incidence rate: 8.6 per 100,000
Case count: 31
Tests conducted: 1,515
Positive tests: 37
Positivity rate: 2.44 percent

59. Fall River

Average daily incidence rate: 8.5 per 100,000
Case count: 107
Tests conducted: 5,635
Positive tests: 144
Positivity rate: 2.56 percent

60. Milford

Average daily incidence rate: 8.3 per 100,000
Case count: 34
Tests conducted: 2,005
Positive tests: 37
Positivity rate: 1.85 percent

61. Somerville

Average daily incidence rate: 8.2 per 100,000
Case count: 88
Tests conducted: 24,292
Positive tests: 94
Positivity rate: 0.39 percent

62. Littleton

Average daily incidence rate: 8.1 per 100,000
Case count: 11
Tests conducted: 784
Positive tests: 11
Positivity rate: 1.4 percent

63. Shrewsbury

Average daily incidence rate: 8 per 100,000
Case count: 43
Tests conducted: 3,247
Positive tests: 50
Positivity rate: 1.54 percent

Here’s all of the state data:


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