Covid Update: 91 active cases (Updated)

Dec 20 - tracking Covid in Southborough

Above: The same day that the Town reported a second death due to Covid confirmed cases surged. (Click to enlarge)

Southborough’s Covid-19 surge is continuing. Over the weekend, 8 new cases were confirmed, bringing the the total active cases in town to 91. That’s more than 40% of the 224 cumulative total cases since the start of the pandemic.

Last night, the Northborough-Southborough School District updated its weekly Dashboard. Data showed 17 cases were confirmed in NSBORO students/staff last week. 6 were from Southborough schools and another 6 from Algonquin.

Dec 20 NSBORO Dashboard p2The district’s graphs indicated 252 students/staff were in isolation or quarantine last week. This week, school is fully remote heading into school break for most of the district.

Some preschool and special needs students are in-person for a half day today. Staff working those programs will be tested this afternoon/tomorrow along with Algonquin students who signed up to get tested this week. Other staff members were tested on Friday.

Below are more of my updated graphs (based on Town and NSBORO data).

Dec 19 - New cases in NSBORO schools by week Dec 19 - NSBORO Students-Staff in Quarantine-Isolation Dec 20 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time

Dec 20 - Cumulative total Covid in Southborough Dec 20 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 days

Updated (12/21/20 3:51 pm): Three more cases were confirmed this afternoon, bringing the total active cases to 94. For updated graphs, see my Covid-19 page.

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70% more transmissible?
3 years ago

There are reports of a new, mutated corona virus strain detected in Europe, the Netherlands and Australia showing itself to be up to 70% more transmissible than the original version.

Would this provide an explanation for the large increase of COVISD infections we’re seeing in our locale?

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