DPH Reports Hardest Hit Towns And Cities In Massachusetts

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — While several municipalities in Massachusetts have reported less than ten cases of coronavirus, there are a few hot-spots where the infection rates remain much higher than the state's average.

According to the weekly data released by the state Department of Public Health on Wednesday May 13th, the cities/towns with the highest rates of infection of coronavirus per 100,000 residents are Chelsea, Brockton, Everett, Lynn and Lawrence.

Revere, Randolph and Danvers also reported nearly double the state's average rate of infection.

More than a dozen other cities and towns also reported rates of coronavirus infection higher than the state's average, including Stoughton, Worcester, Braintree, Topsfield, Framingham, Milford, Holyoke, Shirley, Boston, Marlborough, and Tewksbury.

There are also more than a dozen small towns with under 1,000 residents still reporting zero cases, including Warwick, Plainfield, and New Ashford.

On Wednesday, roughly two months after the first coronavirus cases and deaths were reported, the state's total number of confirmed cases surpassed 80,000, and the death toll topped 5,300.

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