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This comes after increasing exposure to many cities and towns. Charlie Baker announced on Tuesday that “low-risk” communities – which are not listed as red in any of the last three weekly public health reports – could move forward with the next phase of reopening on Monday and the public Extending the range of outdoor ceremonies.
Atleboro, Avon, Boston, Chelsea, Dedham, Drakeut, Everett, Framingham, Haverhill, Holiston, Lawrence, Lonnell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marlborough, Mathewlen, Middleton, Monston, Nonket, New Bedford, North Andover, Plainville, Revere, Seaver. DPH said that Springfield, Tyngsboro, Winthrop, Worcester and Rentham have been barred from moving forward next week.
Most of the 29 communities that cannot move forward are in the state’s Red Zone. Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Halliston, Lawrence, Lynn, Marlborough, Nantucket, New Bedford, Revere, Winthrop and Worcester all in red after reporting an average daily rate of at least eight days in at least the second week in a row Were. Per 100,000 residents over a 14-day period ending on Saturday.Boston was a newcomer this week. And a group of Merrimack Valley communities joined or returned to the list of days after Merrimack College said it was temporarily shifting to distance education after dozens of students suffered from the outbreak.
Attleboro, Avon, Drakeut, Haverhill, Lowell, Lynnfield, Matthaune, Middleton, North Andover and Springfield were all among the new and red zone entrants, while Rantham, Sathus and Tyngsboro made it off the high-risk list .
The DPH reported that the number of medium-risk communities – “yellow” shaded on the state’s risk map – increased from 64 last week to 79, while 60 were shaded green for low risk. The reds represent the 23 highest number since they began using their color-coded risk assessment system in August.
On Wednesday, public health officials also reported 32 new coronovirus deaths and 510 new cases, while the daily positive test rate hovered at 3%. The seven-day weight of Bay State’s positive test rate held steady at 1% on average.
Rick Sobey contributed to this report.