Weekly Covid Update: Highest 2 week count since early January

Nov 9 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 days

Above: The two week case count in Southborough has surged to a level last seen in early January. (click to enlarge)

Southborough Board of Health updated their Covid figures as of yesterday afternoon. There were 38 new cases confirmed in one week and 68 cases in two weeks. It’s the highest 14 day count since early January.

35 cases were labeled active out of the Town’s cumulative of 710 cases throughout the pandemic. (That’s the highest at once since early May.) For more details, click on thumbnails below:

Nov 9 - tracking Covid in Southborough Nov 9 - Cumulative total Covid in Southborough Nov 9 - Covid by ages in Southborough Nov 9 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time

The past week’s Covid cases represent a continued surge since the last report by Mass Dept. of Public Health (issued November 4th)* which indicated 35 cases in town over two weeks. In that report the % of tests confirmed positive was 1.69% (higher than the prior report). The Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 was 25.9 (also higher 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:

Oct 30 - Southborough Testing and Positivity Rates Oct 30 - Southborough covid map b

NSBORO New Cases & Transmissions

  • Nov 9 - New cases in NSBORO schools by weekTracking the latest Daily Case Counts reveals that in the 13 days through November 9th, 47 new cases were reported in Northborough-Southborough K-12 schools, 80% from Southborough K-8. 
  • In the weekly Dashboard ending November 3rd, there were 2 new “probable” cases in-school transmissions in Southborough K-8 schools and 8 more “possible” for the week.

Nov 3 - Test & Stay in NSBORO schoolsNSBORO Testing

  • The latest Dashboard showed pooled screening confirmed 6 asymptomatic students/staff as infected. 
  • 4 other cases were identified through the school’s “Test to Stay” program and one through tests of a symptomatic students/staff.

Testing and Vaccine opportunities

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

  • A free Drive thru testing facility (through the Town’s partnership with Ashland)
  • Instructions for students to participate in NSBORO’s free screening testing program
  • Southborough’s Vaccine Booster Clinics.
  • Pre-registering to be notified about Vaccine Clinics for 5-11 year olds. (Northborough hosted one last week and Southborough is hosting one today, but registration for that is full.)

Vaccination rates

As of last week’s report by Mass Dept. of Public Health on vaccinations by town – 8,934 Southborough residents had received shots (as of November 2nd).

See demographic details below:**

Nov 2 - Vaccinations-table Nov 2 - Residents vaccinated by age Nov 2 - Vaccination progress by age group - 1 dose or more  Nov 2 - Fully Vaccination progress by age group 

(For more details on those groups, plus race/ethnicity, 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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