No covid cases in Marion, other towns in single digits

May 27, 2021

For the second week in a row, Marion recorded no new cases of covid.

State data show the town had no new cases of covid in the week leading up to May 27, and Rochester and Mattapoisett both had new case numbers in the single digits.

Marion’s lack of new cases has kept the town “gray” in the state’s covid risk designation system for four straight weeks.

Five new cases were reported in Mattapoisett during the week leading up to May 27, up from two last week. However, the town’s count of ongoing cases was enough to earn it a “gray” designation, shifting down from “yellow.”

Rochester recorded four new cases, down from seven last week. The town has been “green” for three weeks.

In the state’s color-coded risk designation system, fewer than or equal to 10 active covid cases designates a low-population community as “gray,” between 10 and 15 cases puts a community in the “green,” fewer than or equal to 25 cases marks a town as “yellow,” and communities with more than 25 cases are designated as “red.”

The Old Rochester Regional School District has a total of four active cases as of May 27: Two in Sippican School and one each at Rochester Memorial School and the junior high. 

There are an additional 32 individuals related to the district in quarantine due to contact tracing. The bulk of which come from Rochester Memorial School (13) and Sippican School (14).

State and covid data are released every Thursday.