- Boston and 10 other Massachusetts cities have been listed as coronavirus red zones
- State health officials reported more than 8 cases per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days
- 23 municipalities in Massachusetts are considered “high risk” for COVID-19 infection
Boston and 10 other Massachusetts cities have been listed as red zones or “high risk” areas as of Wednesday night as a sudden spike in the number of cases bring the state’s total to 128,753.
According to Boston News, health officials from the Department of Public Health reported more than eight cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks. They also confirmed 32 new COVID-19 casualties, which brings Massachusetts’ death toll up to 9,242.
In all, 23 municipalities in the state are considered “high risk” for coronavirus infection. The new communities joining Boston on the list are Attleboro, Avon, Dracut, Haverhill, Lowell, Lynnfield, Methuen, Middleton, North Andover,