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Massachusetts COVID-19 town-by-town map: Updated with latest data – WCVB Boston

Massachusetts COVID-19 town-by-town map: Updated with latest data 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 Users: If you cannot see interactive maps on this page, click hereMaps may take a moment to loadWHAT THIS MAP MEANSEvery Wednesday, the Department of Public Health calculates the average daily positive test rate for all 351 Massachusetts towns over a two week period. That calculation…


Massachusetts COVID-19 town-by-town map: Updated with latest data – WCVB Boston

Massachusetts COVID-19 town-by-town map: Updated with latest data

PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW5mb2dyYW0tZW1iZWQiIGRhdGEtaWQ9ImMzMDEzMWI0LTUyNjMtNGY0MC1hNTA1LWQzMTM4MTBjNWM5MSIgZGF0YS10eXBlPSJpbnRlcmFjdGl2ZSIgZGF0YS10aXRsZT0iTWFzcy4gUmlzayBBc3Nlc3NtZW50IFRvd24tYnktdG93biI+PC9kaXY+PHNjcmlwdD4hZnVuY3Rpb24oZSxpLG4scyl7dmFyIHQ9IkluZm9ncmFtRW1iZWRzIixkPWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudHNCeVRhZ05hbWUoInNjcmlwdCIpWzBdO2lmKHdpbmRvd1t0XSYmd2luZG93W3RdLmluaXRpYWxpemVkKXdpbmRvd1t0XS5wcm9jZXNzJiZ3aW5kb3dbdF0ucHJvY2VzcygpO2Vsc2UgaWYoIWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudEJ5SWQobikpe3ZhciBvPWUuY3JlYXRlRWxlbWVudCgic2NyaXB0Iik7by5hc3luYz0xLG8uaWQ9bixvLnNyYz0iaHR0cHM6Ly9lLmluZm9ncmFtLmNvbS9qcy9kaXN0L2VtYmVkLWxvYWRlci1taW4uanMiLGQucGFyZW50Tm9kZS5pbnNlcnRCZWZvcmUobyxkKX19KGRvY3VtZW50LDAsImluZm9ncmFtLWFzeW5jIik7PC9zY3JpcHQ+Mobile Users: If you cannot see interactive maps on this page, click hereMaps may take a moment to loadWHAT THIS MAP MEANSEvery Wednesday, the Department of Public Health calculates the average daily positive test rate for all 351 Massachusetts towns over a two week period. That calculation is used to assign a color-coded risk category to every community. Red: Highest risk, rate of average daily cases is greater than 8 per 100,000Yellow: Rate of average daily cases is between 4 and 8 per 100,000Green: Rate of average daily cases is below 4 per 100,000White: Fewer than 5 total cases over the 14 day period.Residents in high-risk communities are urged to wear a face covering at all times, including inside the home if a resident works outside the residence or if an older family member is a resident.Cities or towns designated to be at higher risk will also receive additional state support, including a COVID-19 enforcement team to address the spread of the virus, officials said. In recent weeks, health officials have also organized free testing in communities with higher than average rates of positive COVID-19 tests.TESTING IN MASSACHUSETTSIf you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of the virus and develop the above symptoms, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health suggests calling your health care provider for guidance. They will decide if you need to be tested.In certain communities, where the residents are testing positive at a higher rate, state officials have also launched a “Stop the Spread” initiative which offers free tests to all residents. The state also launched an online resource that allows you to assess your symptoms and find the right care. The Buoy online tool is not meant to be used in place of emergency medical care.For more information on coronavirus and testing, you can also call 211, which is a 24-hour state supported hotline.SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19The symptoms are:Fever Cough Shortness of breathThe symptoms of the coronavirus may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS OF COVID-19If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately, the CDC said.Emergency warning signs include:Trouble breathing Persistent pain or pressure in the chest New confusion or inability to arouse Bluish lips or face*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerningMore information from Massachusetts Department of Public Health Interactive map to find resourcesHow you can get or give help Slow the Spread: Read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusCLICK HERE to read local coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and response

WHAT THIS MAP MEANS

Every Wednesday, the Department of Public Health calculates the average daily positive test rate for all 351 Massachusetts towns over a two week period. That calculation is used to assign a color-coded risk category to every community.

  • Red: Highest risk, rate of average daily cases is greater than 8 per 100,000
  • Yellow: Rate of average daily cases is between 4 and 8 per 100,000
  • Green: Rate of average daily cases is below 4 per 100,000
  • White: Fewer than 5 total cases over the 14 day period.

Residents in high-risk communities are urged to wear a face covering at all times, including inside the home if a resident works outside the residence or if an older family member is a resident.

Cities or towns designated to be at higher risk will also receive additional state support, including a COVID-19 enforcement team to address the spread of the virus, officials said. In recent weeks, health officials have also organized free testing in communities with higher than average rates of positive COVID-19 tests.

TESTING IN MASSACHUSETTS

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of the virus and develop the above symptoms, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health suggests calling your health care provider for guidance. They will decide if you need to be tested.

In certain communities, where the residents are testing positive at a higher rate, state officials have also launched a “Stop the Spread” initiative which offers free tests to all residents.

The state also launched an online resource that allows you to assess your symptoms and find the right care. The Buoy online tool is not meant to be used in place of emergency medical care.

For more information on coronavirus and testing, you can also call 211, which is a 24-hour state supported hotline.

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

The symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The symptoms of the coronavirus may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC said reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS OF COVID-19

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately, the CDC said.

Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning

CLICK HERE to read local coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and response

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