Weekly Covid Update

Southborough Board of Health updated their Covid figures yesterday. As of the morning of Monday, October 25th, there were 6 new cases confirmed in one week and 17 cases in two weeks. The Town’s cumulative total over the course of the pandemic is 642 cases with 7 cases labeled active.

Last Thursday’s report by Mass Dept. of Public Health (issued October 19th)* had indicated 19 cases in town over two weeks with the % of tests confirmed positive as 1.23% (higher than the prior report). The Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 was 14.0 (also higher than the prior period).

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

Oct 25 - tracking Covid in Southborough Oct 25 - Cumulative total Covid in Southborough Oct 25 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 days Oct 25 - Covid by ages in Southborough Oct 25 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time Oct 16 - Southborough Testing and Positivity Rates Oct 21 - Southborough covid map b

As of last week’s state report on vaccinations by town – 8,770 Southborough residents had received shots (as of October 19th).

I’m estimating 92% of residents old enough to be eligible for shots are fully vaccinated, and another 7% are partially vaxxed.** See details below:

Oct 19 - Vaccinations-table Oct 19 - Residents vaccinated by age Oct 19 - Vaccination progress by age group - 1 dose or more Oct 19 - Vax progress by age group - 1 dose or more - starting summer 2021 Oct 19 - Fully Vaccination progress by age group Oct 19 - Fully Vaxxed progress by age group - starting summer 2021

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

Oct 25 - New cases in NSBORO schools by weekThe most recent Northborough-Southborough Public Schools District Dashboard covered through Wednesday, October 20th. The Daily Case Counts reported more cases through October 25th.

19 new cases were reported over 7 days, and another 5 through Monday. Six were in Southborough K-8 and another 3 from Algonquin.

There was a second case of “probable in-school transmissions” reported in the Dashboard. (It’s too soon to know if there were any possible/probable transmissions in the “Daily Case Counts” since October 20th.)

Oct 20 - Test & Stay in NSBORO schoolsDuring the week ending October 20th, the pooled screening program confirmed 5 asymptomatic students/staff as infected. One other case was identified through the school’s “Test to Stay” program.

Reminder – Testing Sites and Vaccine Clinics:

  • To find a clinic/location to recieve a Covid Vaccine (including second doses) click here.
  • For information on Covid Booster shots, click here.
  • For information on local drive thru testing, click here.
  • For instructions to participate in the schools’ screening testing program for students, click here.

*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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