Town reports 40 newly confirmed cases over the past week; one new death
There were 40 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through Wednesday (June 15), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s the same number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported last week. This week’s positive COVID-19 cases reported to the town by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) increased the overall total to 9,316 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree.
There have been more than 530 confirmed cases over the past eight weeks as the virus continues to hang around, causing some people to continue wearing masks at Town Hall even though they are optional.
Meanwhile, the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saugus Public Schools over the past week (from the period of June 9-15) dropped from 14 (from the period of June 2-8) to two.
The state reported one COVID-19-related death over the past seven days, increasing the overall total to 93 deaths since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020. Thirteen weeks ago, total Saugus deaths related to COVID-19 were listed at 106. But that number was reduced to 88 because of a change in the guidelines used by health officials.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said.