Number of Mass. communities considered high-risk for coronavirus drops to 26

BOSTON (WHDH) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released an updated map on Thursday showing the number of cities and towns that are “in the red” and considered high-risk for coronavirus transmission.

Twenty-six cities and towns now fall in the Department of Public Health’s highest-risk category for COVID-19 transmission under the state’s guidelines, down from the 48 that were reported last week.

The high-risk communities include:

  • Winchendon
  • Southwick
  • Chicopee
  • Springfield
  • Hampden
  • Palmer
  • Southbridge
  • Littleton
  • Lowell
  • Dracut
  • Methuen
  • Lawrence
  • Haverhill
  • Lynn
  • Revere
  • Brockton
  • Taunton
  • Berkley
  • Fall River
  • New Bedford
  • Acushnet
  • Wareham
  • Yarmouth
  • Edgartown
  • Tisbury
  • Nantucket

Click here to view a full town-by-town breakdown of data for all 351 communities in the Commonwealth.

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