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Town reports 41 newly confirmed cases over the past seven days, no new deaths

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  The number of newly confirmed cases decreased slightly from 42 last week to 41 over the past seven days through yesterday (Thursday, April 14), according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. This week’s positive COVID cases reported to the town by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) increased the overall total to 8,730 confirmed cases, according to Crabtree.

  In addition, the overall number of deaths since March of 2020 remained at 89. Five 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.

  Meanwhile, confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Saugus Public Schools continued to increase. The number of new cases reported last week (during the period March 31 to April 6) increased to 28 cases this week (during the period of April 7-13).

  At Monday’s (April 11) Board of Health meeting, the town’s Public Health Nurse, Teresa Riley-Singh, said there were 88 total confirmed COVID-19 cases last month. “We are seeing a slight rise in cases,” Riley-Singh said. “I just want to encourage people – if you haven’t gotten vaccinated and want COVID to go away, please get vaccinated.

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