Town reports 37 newly confirmed cases; one new death
There were 37 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past week through Wednesday (Sept. 28), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s five more new cases in town than reported last week by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), increasing the overall total to 9,908 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree. There have been more than 1,125 confirmed cases over the past 23 weeks (which averages out to about 49 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 one new COVID-19-related death in Saugus over the past seven days, increasing the overall total to 96 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.