Covid-19 in Southborough: Situation and Updates on reopening

Info below was last updated – September 14, 3:42 pm. (To see if there is a more recent update, click here.)

The numbers in Southborough

Sept 13 - tracking Covid in Southborough

  • Sept 13 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 daysTown data is based on Southborough Board of Health’s figures as of September 13th.  (These days they are issuing updates weekly on Mondays.)
  • At that time there were 9 new cases confirmed since September 7th and 23 cases in 14 days.
  • Sept 13 - Cumulative total Covid in Southborough The Town’s cumulative total over the course of the pandemic is 575 cases with 8 cases labeled active. (For details, click on graphs above and right.) 
  • The Public Health Nurse shared that of the 80 cases April 1 – August 9th, 15 were breakthrough infections of residents who were fully vaccinated. She said none of the fully vaccinated Southborough patients had severe symptoms. They only came down with symptoms described as similar to a mild cold. (If you have yet to be vaccinated, you can click here for information on where to get a shot.)
  • As for the accuracy of “active cases”. . . It looks like the big plunge on May 13, 2021 was due to the Board of Health re-categorizing data to be more accurate.
  • As of Sunday, March 28th, a three were reported as having died from Covid-19 over the course of the pandemic. All other patients no longer classified as active were released from isolation or were considered “lost to follow up.”
  • Demographics: The Town website page provides the number of those cases under quarantine and those released from it, plus the age ranges of infected residents. Below are my graphs showing the current age breakdown and the ages over the course of the pandemic. (Click to enlarge.)

Sept 13 - Covid by ages in Southborough Sept 13 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time

  • State reporting:
    • Sept 4 - Southborough Testing and Positivity RatesTesting & Positivity Rates – This week’s report (issued September 9th) indicated 14 cases in two weeks with the Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 as 15.5 (higher than prior period) and the % of tests confirmed positive as 1.92% (<0.10% difference from prior report). (The reports are issued on Thursday evenings, based on data covering the 14 day period ending on the prior Saturday.) See my tracking of the testing & positivity rates right. 
    • It appears that the state stopped actually classifying risk for cities and towns in its weekly reports. (Starting with the June 26th report, the state has left the color field blank.)
  • Vaccinated Residents
    • Sept 7 - Vaccinations-tableAs of last week’s report – 8,530 Southborough residents had received shots (as of September 7th).
    • My data extrapolated from 2019 census reports indicates 89% 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.)
    • At this point more residents under the age of 50 are at least partially vaccinated than any estimated populations tracked for those age groups.
    • Since the data is based on vaccinations in state, the Board of Health is having difficulty tracking how many residents not confirmed as vaccinated are truly actually unvaccinated. (Especially senior “snowbirds”.)
    • 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 7 - Residents vaccinated by age Sept 7 - Vaccination progress by age group - 1 dose or more Sept 7 - Vax progress by age group - 1 dose or more - starting summer 2021 Sept 7 - Fully Vaccination progress by age group Sept 7 - Fully Vaxxed progress by age group - starting summer 2021
    • (For more details on those groups, plus race/ethnicity, click here.)

    Vaccine Clinics

    • To find a clinic/location to recieve a Covid Vaccine (including follow-up doses) click here.
    • The Regional Covid Vaccine Clinic that was held at the Doubletree in Westborough has closed.

    Story & Update links

    • NSBORO School District Data:
      • The Northborough-Southborough schools’ will begin the new school year with masks required indoors but not outdoors. For more details on this year’s protocols and revised quarantine guidelines, click here. (To check if they have more recent news, click here.)
      • The final weekly Dashboard for the 2020-2021 school year showed 309 cases for in-person schooling over the course of the year. (Hybrid schooling was phased in last fall, then full in-person phased in last spring. Some students chose an option to stick with remote schooling for the entire year.)
      • Over the spring, the number of quarantines and isolations fell significantly.
      • Below are charts and info from the final Dashboard and my tracking of their data released throughout the prior school year.

    June 13 - NSBORO Covid-Dashboard p 1 June 13 - NSBORO Covid Dashboard p2 June 13 - NSBORO Covid Dashboard p3 June 13 - New cases in NSBORO schools by week June 13 - NSBORO Students-Staff in Quarantine-Isolation June 13 - Southborough Students-Staff in Quarantine-Isolation June 13 - Algonquin Students-Staff in Quarantine-Isolation