Town reports 26 newly confirmed cases; no new deaths
There were 26 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week through Wednesday (Oct. 12), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s a decline from the 41 new cases in town reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,975 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree. There have been more than 1,187 confirmed cases over the past 25 weeks (which averages out to about 48 per week) 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 as the overall remained at 96 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.