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Here are the 9 Mass. communities at highest risk for COVID-19 infection

These communities have the highest average daily incidence rates this week.

Four-year-old Khloe German waits in line for a COVID-19 test at the Buffum Street testing site provided by the Lynn Community Health Center last week. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff, file

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Each Wednesday, the state releases an analysis of the individual COVID-19 data for cities and towns throughout the state.

And while color coding shows that most cities and towns are in a comfortable gray – less than five cases reported within the last two weeks – or green, meaning an average daily case rate of less than four per 100,000 people for the last 14 days, there are still a handful that are in the red.

Towns and cities color coded red have an average daily case rate of eight or more per 100,000 residents for the last 14 days. From the latest data, here’s a look at each of those nine cities and towns:

1. Chelsea

Chelsea’s case count for the last two weeks is 168, with an average daily incidence rate of 31.9 per 100,000 residents. Chelsea’s case count for the current two-week timeframe is higher than that of the last two-week period, according to state data. Of the 3,112 tests conducted there over the last two weeks, 189 came back positive for a 6.07% positivity rate.

2. Revere

Revere had 174 cases over the last two weeks, making its average incidence per day 20.4 per 100,000 residents. Its case count is currently higher for this two-week period versus the previous one. The city conducted 4,231 tests within the last two weeks, and 233 came back positive for a positivity rate of 5.51%. There is no change in its positive percentage rate from the last period.

3. Lynn

Lynn’s case count for the last 14 days was 236 with an average daily incidence rate of 16.7 per 100,000. This is lower than in the past. The city conducted 5,262 tests over the last two weeks and 320 came back positive. This sets the city’s positivity percentage for the period at 6.08%, which is lower than the last 14-day period.

4. Everett

Everett’s case count for the last two weeks was 93, setting its average daily incidence rate at 13.7 per 100,000 people. This is higher than the previous period, according to state data. The city conducted 2,220 tests, and 103 came back positive for a positivity of 4.62%. This is also higher than the last period.

5. Lawrence

Lawrence had a case count of 124 over the last two weeks for an average daily incidence rate of 10 per 100,000 people, state data shows. This case count is higher than in the past. There were 4,253 tests administered and 152 came back positive for the two-week period for a 3.57% positivity, also higher than the last period.

6. Winthrop

Winthrop’s case count for the last two weeks was 26 with an average daily incidence rate of 9.9 per 100,000; this case count is lower than the past. There were 1,076 tests conducted, and 32 came back positive for a 2.97% positivity. This is also lower than the previous period.

7. Framingham

Framingham reported 91 cases for the last two-week period for an average daily incidence rate of 8.7 per 100,000, which is a higher case count than in the past. The city conducted 3,594 tests for the last two weeks, and 100 came back positive for a 2.78% positivity. This is also a higher percent positivity than the past.

8. Brockton

In Brockton, there were 116 cases over the last two weeks for an 8.4 per 100,000 average daily incidence rate. This is a lower case count than in the past. There were 4,521 tests conducted over the last two weeks, and 148 were positive for a 3.27% positivity. This is also lower than in the past.

9. Sutton

Sutton reported 10 new cases for the last 14 days with an average daily incidence rate of 8 per 100,000; this case count is higher than in the past. Sutton administered 417 COVID-19 tests over the last two weeks, and 10 were positive for a 2.4% positivity rate. This is also higher than the past.

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