Town reports 41 newly confirmed cases; no new deaths
There were 41 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through Wednesday (Aug. 24), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s one fewer new case in town than reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,767 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree. There have been more than 960 confirmed cases over the past 18 weeks (which averages out to 53) 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; the overall total remained at 94 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.