Weekly Covid Update

Above: A local Covid testing facility has been relocated.

Southborough Board of Health updated their Covid figures as of this morning (after a one week gap). 58 new cases were confirmed over the past two weeks. More than half of those were residents in their 30s and 40s. 31 cases were labeled active out of the Town’s cumulative of 851 cases throughout the pandemic. For more details, click on thumbnails below:

Dec 20 - tracking Covid in Southborough Dec 20 - Cumulative total Covid in Southborough Dec 20 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 days Dec 20 - Covid by ages in Southborough Dec 20 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time

Dec 17 - New cases in NSBORO schools by weekThe most recent Northborough-Southborough Public Schools District Dashboard covered through Wednesday, December 15. Daily Counts cover the following two days through December 17th.

The Dashboard for the last week reported 23 new cases, with another 6 in the next two days. Over 50% of those were in Northborough K-8 schools. In the Dashboard, there was only one possible new in-school transmissions last week, in a Northborough school.
Dec 15 - Test & Stay in NSBORO schools
The pooled testing program screened out 4 positive students/staff. (That’s 49 total this school year.)

Last week’s report by Mass Dept of Public Health (issued December 16th) indicated 56 cases in two weeks with the % of tests confirmed positive as 2.78% (lower than prior report). The Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 was 41.4 (higher than the prior period).* See my tracking of the testing & positivity rates and the map of Average Daily Incidence Rates in our region below.

Dec 16 - Southborough Testing and Positivity Rates Dec 16 - Southborough covid map

Vaccination rates

As of last week’s report by Mass Dept. of Public Health on vaccinations by town – 9,931 Southborough residents had received shots (as of December 14th). No stats have been reported on booster shots.

See demographic details below:**

 Dec 14 - Vaccinations-table Dec 14 - Residents vaccinated by age Dec 14 - Vaccination progress by age group - 1 dose or more Dec 14 - Vaccinations-table

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

Testing and Vaccine opportunities 

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

  • Southborough’s Booster Clinic for ages 18+ on December 22nd.
  • To find other clinics/locations to recieve a Covid Vaccine (including Boosters) click here.
  • Marlborough Covid Testing relocation flyerA free Drive thru testing facility (through the Town’s partnership with Ashland), and another in Marlborough (see image right).
  • Instructions for students to participate in NSBORO’s free screening testing program

*The reports are issued on Thursday evenings, based on data covering 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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