The numbers haven’t been this good in Saugus since the state Department of Public Health began keeping tabs on COVID-19 cases for each community about 16 months ago.
“As of July 1, 2021, Saugus has had 4,212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 73 confirmed deaths since 03/01/2020,” Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree wrote in an email to The Saugus Advocate yesterday.
That’s just one newly confirmed COVID-19 case over the past week. And it’s been weeks since the town reported its last death linked to the killer virus. Saugus’s COVID-19 case totals have dropped dramatically since the town ranked among the top communities in Massachusetts with the highest COVID-19 infection rate.
Local officials credit the return to near normalcy with people getting vaccinated.