BOSTON (CBS)– Seventy-seven communities in Massachusetts are now thought about high threat for coronavirus infections. 4 of those communities have been impacted by a cluster at a long-lasting care college, jail or facility.
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The state released an upgraded color-coded map and information on Thursday based upon average favorable test rates. Starting with this weeks report, an asterisk will be included if a larger organization has actually recognized more than 10 cases that represent more than 30% of a municipalitys favorable cases in the past 14 days.
As of Wednesday, communities in the red zone include: Abington, Acushnet, Ashland, Attleboro, Avon, Berkley, Boston, Boxford, Brockton, Buckland, Canton, Chelmsford *, Chelsea, Chicopee, Clinton, East Longmeadow, Everett, Fairhaven, Fall River, Framingham, Gloucester, Hanover, Hanson, Haverhill, Hingham, Holliston, Holyoke, Hudson, Kingston, Lawrence, Leicester, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Marlboro, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Methuen, Middleboro, Middleton *, Milford, Millville, Milton *, Monson, New Bedford, North Andover *, Norwood, Oxford, Pembroke, Plymouth, Randolph, Raynham, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Saugus, Scituate, Seekonk, Shrewsbury, Somerset, Somerville, Springfield, Swampscott, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Waltham, Webster, West Bridgewater, West Newbury, Westfield, Westport, Weymouth, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester and Wrentham.
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North Andover was among the four communities with an asterisk included in todays report. Previously this month, after a break out at Merrimack College, the North Andover Board of Selectmen contacted Gov. Charlie Baker to reconsider using the “red” classification.