New covid cases rise in Rochester, Mattapoisett; Marion goes yellow
New cases of covid rose in both Mattapoisett and Rochester, as cases lowered in Marion last week.
According to state data, new cases in Marion have decreased from 13 last week to four this week. Despite the decrease of new cases, the town’s number of active cases earned it a yellow risk designation this week, moving up from green last week.
In the state’s color-coded covid risk designation system, less than or equal to 10 active covid cases designates a community as gray, between 10 and 15 cases puts a community in green, less than or equal to 25 cases marks a town as yellow, and communities with more than 25 cases are designated as red.
New cases in both Mattapoisett and Rochester rose from eight to 12 this week, as active cases keep both towns in the same risk categories as last week — yellow and green respectively.
In the Old Rochester Regional School district, cases have remained in the single digits at all schools.
According to data from April 1 to 8, ORRHS has the highest number of active cases at five.
Center School and ORRJHS both have two cases and there are no ongoing cases at Rochester Memorial School, Sippican School or Old Hammondtown.
There are an additional 16 individuals related to the school district in quarantine as a result of contact tracing.
For the most up to date info on covid in the schools, see the district dashboard.
For the most up to date info on covid in the Tri-Town, see the state’s dashboard.