BOSTON (CBS) – A total of 121 Massachusetts communities are currently considered to be at high risk for coronavirus infection. Six of those communities have been influenced by a group at a long-term care facility, college or prison.
Nearly a third of the state’s community is currently at high risk for COVID-19.
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The state released its updated color-coded maps and data Thursday based on the average percentage of positive tests.
As of Thursday, communities in the red zone include: Abington, Acushnet, Agawam, Ashland, Athol, Attleboro, Avon, Bedford, Bellingham, Berkley, Beverly, Billerica, Blandford, Bolton, Boston, Boxford, Braintree, Bridgewater *, Brimfield, Brockton, Buckland, Canton, Chelmsford *, Chelsea, Chicopee, Clinton, Cohasset, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Dighton, Dover, Dracut, East Bridgewater, East Longmeadow, Everett, Fairhaven *, Fall River, Fitchburg, Foxboro , Framingham, Freetown, Gardner, Georgetown, Gloucester, Granby, Hanover, Hanson, Haverhill, Hingham, Holliston, Holyoke, Hubbardston, Hudson, Kingston *, Lakeville, Lawrence, Leicester, Leominster, Littleton, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Mansfield, Marlboro, Marshfield, Medford, Mendon, Methuen, Middleton, Milford, Nahant, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, North Andover *, North Attleboro, Northboro, Norton, Norwood, Palmer, Peabody, Pembroke, Plymouth, Randolph, Raynham, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Salisbury, Saugus, Seek onk, Shrewsb ury, Somerset *, Southboro, Springfield, Swansea, Taunton, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Waltham, Wareham, Webster, West Boylston, West Bridgewater, West Springfield, Westboro, Westfield, Westport, Westwood, Weymouth, Whitman , Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester and Wrentham.
This is the second week that the asterisk is added if a larger organization has identified more than 10 cases that account for more than 30% of positive cases for a municipality in the past 14 days.
Somerset, North Andover, Kingston, Fairhaven, Chelmsford and Bridgewater are the communities that added an asterisk in this week’s report.
Earlier this month, after an outbreak at Merrimack University, the North Andover Selection Council urged Governor Charlie Baker to reconsider the use of the “red” classification.