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Town reports 58 newly confirmed cases over the past week; no new deaths

There were 58 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through Wednesday (June 1), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. That’s 34 fewer confirmed COVID-19 cases than last week. This week’s positive COVID-19 cases reported to the town by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) increased the overall total to 9,236 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree.

There have been more than 450 confirmed cases over the past six weeks as the virus continues to hang around, causing some people to continue wearing masks at Town Hall even though they are optional.

The number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saugus Public Schools dropped over the past week, from 34 (over the period of May 19-25) to 14 this week (from the period of May 26 through June 1).

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths reported since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March of 2020 remained at 92, with no new deaths reported over the past seven days. Twelve weeks ago, total Saugus deaths related to COVID-19 were listed at 106. But that number was reduced to 88 because of a change in the guidelines used by health officials.

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

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