Covid Update: Latest reports from NSBORO and the state

by beth on September 24, 2021

Sept 22 - New cases in NSBORO schools by week

Above: NSBORO updated new cases and potential in-school transmissions this week. (click to enlarge)

This week, the schools and state published updated data on Covid cases and testing. So, I’m sharing an update. [Note: The Town’s data from the Board of Health is updated on Mondays.]

Mass Dept of Public Health reported 31 new cases in two weeks.* The % of tests confirmed positive was 1.68% (higher than prior report). The Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 was 22.9 (higher than prior period). You can take a look at the testing trends and the prevalence of cases in our region below:

Sept 18 - Southborough Testing and Positivity Rates Sept 23 - Southborough covid map

Yesterday, the Northborough-Southborough Public Schools posted an updated District Dashboard. It’s the second this week, since they are shifting to report on Thursdays.

9 new cases were reported in the prior 4 days (3 in Southborough K-8 classes and 2 in Algonquin). 

From Sept 19-22, Test & Stay rapid tests identified 3 positive cases from asymptomatic close contacts. 1 new case of “potential in-school transmissions” brings the total to 4 so far this month, 3 of them at Southborough’s Finn School. Click on images below for more details:
Sept 22 - New cases in NSBORO schools by week Sept 22 - Test & Stay in NSBORO schools

As of this week’s report – 8,601 Southborough residents had received shots (as of September 21st).

Sept 21 - Vaccinations-tableMy data extrapolated from 2019 census reports indicates 90% of residents old enough to be eligible for shots are fully vaccinated, and another 8% are partially vaxxed. (I used census data since the state’s population data was clearly outdated.)

More highlights by age group and gender are in charts the chart above right and graphs below. (They include vaccination progress charts that zoom in on summer months.):
Sept 21 - Residents vaccinated by ageSept 21 - Vaccination progress by age group - 1 dose or more Sept 21 - Vax progress by age group - 1 dose or more - starting summer 2021 Sept 21 - Fully Vaxxed progress by age group - starting summer 2021 Sept 21 - Fully Vaccination progress by age group

(For more details on those groups, plus race/ethnicity, click here.)

To find a clinic/location to recieve a Covid Vaccine click here. For Flu Vaccines, read about the Town’s Flu Clinic, here.

*The state’s report was based on tests taken in the 14 day period ending on the prior Saturday, September 18th.

**Population figures are just estimates. I use demographics extrapolated from 2019 census data since the state’s population data was clearly outdated.

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