Town reports 36 newly confirmed cases; no new deaths
There were 36 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through Wednesday (Aug. 5), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s 29 fewer new cases in town than reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,638 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree. There have been more than 835 confirmed cases over the past 15 weeks (which averages out to 56) 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, as 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.