5 communities high-risk for COVID-19 in western Massachusetts

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BOSTON (WWLP) – Five western Massachusetts communities are currently at high risk for COVID-19 spread, according to a weekly report released by state health officials. 

The Department of Public Health report, which reports new COVID data every Thursday, listed the following 5 communities in the “red zone”: 

  • Chicopee
  • Hampden
  • Palmer
  • Southwick
  • Springfield

A red zone means more than 25 COVID cases were reported in the last 14 days.

State public health officials also reported 20 local areas at moderate-risk in Thursday’s report. A yellow zone means 25 or less cases were reported in the last two weeks.

  • Adams
  • Agawam
  • Amherst
  • Belchertown
  • Dalton
  • East Longmeadow
  • Granby
  • Greenfield
  • Holyoke
  • Longmeadow
  • Ludlow
  • Montague
  • Monson
  • North Adams
  • Pittsfield
  • South Hadley
  • Ware
  • West Springfield
  • Westfield
  • Wilbraham

The number of low-risk (green zone) communities is at three communities including Easthampton, Northampton and Orange.

You can view the full DPH report here under “City and Town Data.”

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