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Town reports 93 newly confirmed cases over the past week, according to town manager

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  COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Saugus, raising concerns for town officials. The number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases reported on Monday (Nov. 22) by the town over the most recent seven-day period was 93, according to Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree. The recently confirmed COVID cases raised the number of total cases to 5,269 since March of last year, Crabtree said in a press release on Monday.

  Meanwhile, the number of deaths linked to the killer virus remained at 81.

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

  Of the 3,540 Saugus residents tested for the virus over the period of Oct. 31 through Nov. 13, 4.38 percent tested positive, according to the state Department of Public Health. The state positivity rate for that period was 2.26 percent.

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