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The COVID-19 Update

Town reports 57 newly confirmed cases for second consecutive week; no new deaths

  There were 57 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through Wednesday (July 20), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s the same number of new cases in town as reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,537 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree.

  There have been more than 740 confirmed cases over the past 13 weeks (which averages out to 57) as the virus continues to hang around, causing some people to keep wearing masks at Town Hall even though they are optional.

  Meanwhile, the state reported no new COVID-19-related deaths in Saugus over the past seven days, leaving the overall total at 93 deaths since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020.

  “Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said.

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