Weekly Covid Update

by beth on November 23, 2021

Southborough Board of Health updated their Covid figures as of yesterday morning. There were 17 new cases confirmed in one week and 32 cases in two weeks.

19 cases were labeled active out of the Town’s cumulative of 742 cases throughout the pandemic. For more details, click on thumbnails below:

Nov 23- tracking Covid in Southborough Nov 23 - Cumulative total Covid in Southborough Nov 23 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 days Nov 23 - Covid by ages in Southborough Nov 23 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time

The past week’s Covid cases represents a dip in the surge last week. The most recent report by Mass Dept. of Public Health (issued November 17th)* covered the peak of the surge, indicating 50 cases in town over two weeks. In that report the % of tests confirmed positive was 2.7% (lower than the prior report). The Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 was 36.9 (also lower than the prior period).

For details, including a look at the Average Daily Incidence Rates in our region as of that report, click on thumbnails below:

Nov 13 - Southborough Testing and Positivity Rates Nov 18 - Southborough covid map b

NSBORO New Cases & Transmissions

  • Nov 23 - New cases in NSBORO schoolsDaily Case Counts for the past 6 days report 18 new cases, 6 in Southborough K-8. The prior 7 days in the District Dashboard included another 18 cases, 8 of those also in Southborough K-8.
  • In the Dashboard, there were no possible/probable new in-school transmissions since the week of November 10th.

Nov 17 - Test & Stay in NSBORO schoolsNSBORO Testing

  • The pooled screening confirmed 2 asymptomatic student/staff as infected in the week ending November 17th. 
  • 1 other cases was identified for someone with symptoms, but none through the school’s “Test to Stay” program.

Nov 16 - Vaccinations-tableVaccination rates

As of last week’s report by Mass Dept. of Public Health on vaccinations by town – 9,703 Southborough residents had received shots (as of November 16th). By the second week the shots were available, over 60% of 5-11 year olds received a shot.

See demographic details below:**

Nov 16 - Residents vaccinated by age Nov 16 - Vaccination progress by age group - 1 dose or more Nov 16 - Vax progress by age group - 1 dose or more - starting summer 2021 Nov 16 - Fully Vaxxed progress by age group - starting summer 2021 Nov 16 - Fully Vaccination progress by age group

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

Testing and Vaccine opportunities 

For those looking for information on getting tested or vaccines, here are some links for where to find info on:

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

**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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