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Town reports 203 newly confirmed cases over the past week

  As Saugus residents prepared for the holiday weekend celebration, town and state health officials were bracing themselves for the anticipated surge in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  Over a seven-day period through yesterday (Thursday, Dec. 23), Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree reported that the state Department of Public Health had notified the town of 203 new cases and one additional death. That brings the total of COVID-19 cases and deaths to 5,986 and 86, respectively, since March of last year when the state Department of Public Health began keeping statistics on how the global pandemic is affecting cities and towns across Massachusetts.

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

  Saugus continues to see a significant spike in the number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, prompting health officials to call on residents to exercise caution when they are in a crowd – either inside buildings or outside. Crabtree last week (Thursday, Dec. 16) reported there were 182 new cases and one additional death over the last seven days.The town has reported 717 new COVID-19 cases since Nov. 22.

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