Covid-19 in Southborough: Situation and Updates on reopening

Info below was last updated – November 23, 7:31 pm. (To see if there is a more recent update, click here.)

The numbers in Southborough

Nov 23- tracking Covid in Southborough

  • Nov 23 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 daysTown data is based on Southborough Board of Health’s figures as of November 23rd.  (These days they are issuing updates weekly – usually on Mondays.)
  • At that time there were 17 new cases confirmed since November 15 and 32 cases in two weeks.
  • Nov 23 - Cumulative total Covid in SouthboroughThe Town’s cumulative total over the course of the pandemic is 742 cases with 19 cases labeled active. (For details, click on graphs above and right.) 
    • A total of three residents’ deaths have been attributed to Covid-19 over the course of the pandemic. All other patients no longer classified as active were released from isolation, except for 22 considered “lost to follow up.”
    • This summer, the Public Health Nurse shared that of the breakthrough infections of residents who were fully vaccinated, none reported severe symptoms. (If you have yet to be vaccinated, you can click here for information on where to get a shot.)
  • Demographics: The Town website page provides 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.)

Nov 23 - Covid by ages in SouthboroughNov 23 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time 

  • Testing: The Town has partnered with Ashland on a free drive-thru testing facility. Click here for details.
  • Nov 13 - Southborough Testing and Positivity RatesState reporting:
    • Testing & Positivity Rates – Last week’s report (issued November 13th) indicated 50 cases in two weeks with the % of tests confirmed positive as 2.7% (lower than prior report). The Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 was 36.9 (also lower than prior period). (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.Nov 18 - Southborough covid map b 
    • Click on the map right for a look at the Average Daily Incidence Rates in our region.
  • Vaccinated Residents
    • As of last week’s report – 9,703 Southborough residents had received shots (as of November 16th).
    • Nov 16 - Vaccinations-tableMy data extrapolated from 2019 census reports indicates about 99% of residents that were old enough to be eligible for shots were at least partially vaccinated. (I used census data since the state’s population data was clearly outdated. Yet even that clearly undercounts our population.) The slight dip reflects that the eligible population expanded.
    • By the second week the shots were available, over 60% of 5-11 year olds received a shot.
    • 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 recent months. The charts appear to indicate occasional age corrections):
        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.)

    Vaccine Clinics

    • To find a clinic/location to recieve a Covid Vaccine (including second doses) click here.
    • For information on Covid Booster shots and vaccinations for 5-11 year olds, click here.

NSBORO Numbers

  • Nov 23 - New cases in NSBORO schoolsThe most recent Northborough-Southborough Public Schools District Dashboard covers through Wednesday, November 17th, with Daily Case Counts covering more new cases through November 23.
  • New Cases & Transmissions
    • Daily Counts for the past 6 days report 18 new cases, 6 in Southborough K-8. The prior 7 days 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 schoolsTesting
    • 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.

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