With 6 New Communities Deemed High Risk For The Coronavirus, How Does Massachusetts Mitigate Spread?Play
Seventeen communities in Massachusetts are now considered "high risk" for coronavirus infections. Six new cities and towns were added to the list this week — Worcester, Nantucket, Tyngsborough, Plainville, Wremtham and Saugus.
High-risk communities have more than eight cases for every 100,000 people over a two-week period.
We look at what's happening to drive up the risk assessment in some communities around the Commonwealth with Dr. Shira Doron, an infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center. We also check in with Dr. Michael Hirsh, medical director of Worcester's Department of Public Health, and Scott Crabtree, Town Manager of Saugus.
This segment aired on September 17, 2020.