ATTLEBORO, MA—Attleboro Public Schools reported six new coronavirus cases on Monday in its weekly COVID-19 report, bringing the number of cases up five from the week before.
According the the district's website, the six new cases were all contracted outside of school and included five students and one staff member. An additional 30 people were considered close contacts of those who tested positive, 12 in school and 18 outside of school. The 12 close contacts in school included eight students and four staff members and the 18 outside of school included 15 students and three staff members.
Since the beginning of the school year, the district has reported 29 coronavirus cases, including 27 students and 2 employees. There have been no transmissions of the virus within the schools.
According to Massachusetts Department of Public Health statistics released on Monday, Attleboro currently has an average daily incidence rate of 9.7, holding its place as a red zone, which describes any town with an average of eight or more daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents based on a two week period. However, according to the latest report, Attleboro has experienced a slight decrease in cases over the last two weeks.
The state of Massachusetts has been seeing an increase in coronavirus cases in the last few weeks, reporting 1,243 new cases in statistics released on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 151,741.