Town reports 32 newly confirmed cases; no new deaths
There were 32 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week through Wednesday (Sept. 21), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s two more new cases in town than reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,875 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree. There have been more than 1,088 confirmed cases over the past 22 weeks (which averages out to about 50 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; the overall total remained at 95 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.