North Reading Remains Moderate Risk With 55 New Cases

Samantha Mercado
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NORTH READING, MA — North Reading had 55 more coronavirus cases over the last two weeks, bringing it to over 330 confirmed cases, according to town-by-town data released by the state. But the town remained in the moderate-risk category, averaging 23.6 daily cases per 100,000 residents.

That's up from 20.6 average daily cases last week. There have been 332 cases in North Reading since March.

>>MA Town-By-Town Coronavirus Stats: High-Risk List Doubles

Sixty-two Massachusetts communities were designated high-risk by the state on Thursday, more than doubling the list of red towns. More than three-quarters of the state's cities and towns reported rising positive test rates.

There have been 10,204 confirmed deaths and 192,050 confirmed cases statewide since the pandemic reached the Bay State in March. The statewide positive test rate rose to 3.2 percent, the highest level since early June.

This article originally appeared on the North Reading Patch