Town reports 20 newly confirmed cases over the past seven days, six new deaths
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in town increased slightly over the past week after a dramatic drop in cases dating back to early last month. Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree announced yesterday that the state Department of Public Health (DPH) has notified the town of 20 new cases over the past seven days through yesterday (Thursday, March 3), bringing the overall total to 8,579 cases since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020.
Meanwhile, the state DPH reported that six town residents had died over the past week, increasing the overall total to 106 deaths. There were 17 new cases last week and one death reported over the same period.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic,” Crabtree said.
Meanwhile, Saugus Public Schools experienced a slight reduction of cases in its four buildings, going from 14 cases (Feb. 10-Feb. 16) to nine cases (Feb. 17-March 2). This week, there was one case in the High School, three in the Middle School, three in the Belmonte STEAM Academy and two in the Veterans Early Learning Center.
During the previous week, there were two cases in the High School, six in the Middle School, two in the Belmonte STEAM Academy and four in the Veterans Early Learning Center.