More Massachusetts communities are no longer considered high-risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The latest data from the CDC shows that Middlesex, Norfolk, Barnstable, Dukes, Franklin, and Hampshire counties have a substantial COVID-19 transmission rate with between 50 and 99.99 new cases reported per 100,000 residents from Oct. 2 to 8.
Nantucket County was found to have a moderate transmission rate with between 10 and 49.99 cases reported per 100,000 residents in that same seven-day period.
Essex, Suffolk, Plymouth, Bristol, Worcester, Hampden, and Berkshire counties remain high-risk for transmission with more than 100 new cases reported per 100,000 residents.
All of Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island are currently considered high-risk for COVID-19 transmission, while most of Vermont is considered high-risk.
The majority of Connecticut is considered substantial for COVID-19 transmission.
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