Here are the 121 Mass. communities at the highest risk of coronavirus this week

The total is up from 77 cities and towns recorded in the high-risk category last week.

Lawrence, Massachusetts coronavirus test
Nurse Yeonis Jean Jacques gives a coronavirus test to 7-year-old Hector Mena at a testing site in a parking lot off Manchester Street in Lawrence on Oct. 20. –Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

The number of Massachusetts communities in the so-called “red zone” — areas at the highest risk of coronavirus — has soared to 121, new data shows — up significantly from the 77 logged by state health officials last week.

Lawrence, which has repeatedly reported high virus activity, sits at the top of the latest list, with an average daily incidence rate of 52.8 cases per 100,000 residents — far surpassing the red zone threshold set by the Department of Public Health of more than 8 cases per 100,000 people over the last 14 days.

Other cities and towns that clocked in with high rates include Blanford at 41.2 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Revere with 39.4, Winthrop with 36.4, and Chelsea with 32.6.

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Several communities included in the top-tier designation, however, were given an asterisk, clarifying that they are home to “either a long-term care facility, institution of higher education and or correction facility with (one), more than 10 confirmed cases in the last 14 days and (two), these cases make up more than 30 percent of the total cases for that municipality in the last 14 days,” officials say.

Among those cities and towns are Somerset, Fairhaven, North Andover, Chelmsford, Kingston, and Bridgewater.

Here are the communities in the red zone this week:

1. Lawrence

Average daily incidence rate: 52.8 per 100,000

2. Blandford

Average daily incidence rate: 41.2 per 100,000

3. Revere

Average daily incidence rate: 39.4 per 100,000

4. Winthrop

Average daily incidence rate: 36.4 per 100,000

5. Chelsea

Average daily incidence rate: 32.6 per 100,000

6. Acushnet

Average daily incidence rate: 28.7 per 100,000

7. Lynn

Average daily incidence rate: 25.7 per 100,000

8. Everett

Average daily incidence rate: 24.4 per 100,000

8. Saugus (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 24.4 per 100,000

9. Fall River

Average daily incidence rate: 23.1 per 100,000

10. Buckland

Average daily incidence rate: 23 per 100,000

11. Methuen

Average daily incidence rate: 22.7 per 100,000

11. New Bedford (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 22.7 per 100,000

12. Fitchburg

Average daily incidence rate: 21.4 per 100,000

13. Brockton

Average daily incidence rate: 20.9 per 100,000

14. Seekonk

Average daily incidence rate: 20.4 per 100,000

15. Somerset*

Average daily incidence rate: 19.7 per 100,000

16. Gloucester

Average daily incidence rate: 19 per 100,000

17. Fairhaven*

Average daily incidence rate: 18.7 per 100,000

18. Tyngsborough

Average daily incidence rate: 18.5 per 100,000

19. East Longmeadow

Average daily incidence rate: 18.2 per 100,000

20. Agawam

Average daily incidence rate: 18 per 100,000

21. Holyoke

Average daily incidence rate: 17.9 per 100,000

22. Lowell

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Average daily incidence rate: 17.6 per 100,000

23. Leominster

Average daily incidence rate: 17.1 per 100,000

23. Waltham (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 17.1 per 100,000

24. Rockland

Average daily incidence rate: 16.2 per 100,000

25. West Springfield

Average daily incidence rate: 16 per 100,000

26. Springfield

Average daily incidence rate: 15.9 per 100,000

27. Berkley

Average daily incidence rate: 15.8 per 100,000

27. Boston (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 15.8 per 100,000

27. Lakeville (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 15.8 per 100,000

27. Webster (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 15.8 per 100,000

28. Wakefield

Average daily incidence rate: 15.3 per 100,000

28. Westfield

Average daily incidence rate: 15.3 per 100,000

29. West Bridgewater

Average daily incidence rate: 14.8 per 100,000

30. Worcester

Average daily incidence rate: 14.4 per 100,000

31. Chicopee

Average daily incidence rate: 14.2 per 100,000

31. North Andover* (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 14.2 per 100,000

31. Pembroke (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 14.2 per 100,000

31. Westport (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 14.2 per 100,000

32. Hanover

Average daily incidence rate: 14 per 100,000

33. Dighton

Average daily incidence rate: 13.7 per 100,000

34. Malden

Average daily incidence rate: 13.6 per 100,000

35. Lynnfield

Average daily incidence rate: 13.5 per 100,000

36. Randolph

Average daily incidence rate: 13.4 per 100,000

37. Nahant

Average daily incidence rate: 13.1 per 100,000

37. Peabody (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 13.1 per 100,000

38. Holliston

Average daily incidence rate: 13 per 100,000

38. Swansea

Average daily incidence rate: 13 per 100,000

39. Ashland

Average daily incidence rate: 12.8 per 100,000

39. Granby (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.8 per 100,000

40. Chelmsford*

Average daily incidence rate: 12.7 per 100,000

40. Clinton (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.7 per 100,000

40. Wrentham (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.7 per 100,000

41. Canton

Average daily incidence rate: 12.4 per 100,000

42. Hingham

Average daily incidence rate: 12.3 per 100,000

42. Marlborough (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12.3 per 100,000

43. Taunton

Average daily incidence rate: 12.2 per 100,000

44. Haverhill

Average daily incidence rate: 12 per 100,000

44. Nantucket (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 12 per 100,000

45. Dedham

Average daily incidence rate: 11.8 per 100,000

45. Tewksbury (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.8 per 100,000

46. Townsend

Average daily incidence rate: 11.7 per 100,000

47. Framingham

Average daily incidence rate: 11.6 per 100,000

47. Marshfield (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.6 per 100,000

47. Newburyport (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.6 per 100,000

47. Whitman (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.6 per 100,000

48. Raynham

Average daily incidence rate: 11.5 per 100,000

48. Winchester (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.5 per 100,000

49. Avon

Average daily incidence rate: 11.4 per 100,000

49. Dartmouth (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11.4 per 100,000

50. Beverly

Average daily incidence rate: 11.3 per 100,000

50. Hanson (tie)

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Average daily incidence rate: 11.3 per 100,000

51. Northborough

Average daily incidence rate: 11 per 100,000

51. Woburn (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 11 per 100,000

52. Billerica

Average daily incidence rate: 10.8 per 100,000

52. Leicester

Average daily incidence rate: 10.8 per 100,000

53. Salisbury

Average daily incidence rate: 10.5 per 100,000

54. Wareham

Average daily incidence rate: 10.4 per 100,000

55. Abington

Average daily incidence rate: 10.3 per 100,000

55. Southborough (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 10.3 per 100,000

56. Braintree

Average daily incidence rate: 10.2 per 100,000

56. Norwood (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 10.2 per 100,000

56. Westwood (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 10.2 per 100,000

57. Kingston*

Average daily incidence rate: 10 per 100,000

57. Milford

Average daily incidence rate: 10 per 100,000

58. Bolton

Average daily incidence rate: 9.9 per 100,000

58. Hudson (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.9 per 100,000

59. Attleboro

Average daily incidence rate: 9.7 per 100,000

59. Mansfield (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.7 per 100,000

60. Brimfield

Average daily incidence rate: 9.6 per 100,000

60. Dover (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.6 per 100,000

61. Dracut

Average daily incidence rate: 9.5 per 100,000

61. Freetown (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.5 per 100,000

62. Gardner

Average daily incidence rate: 9.3 per 100,000

63. East Bridgewater

Average daily incidence rate: 9.2 per 100,000

63. Hubbardston (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.2 per 100,000

63. North Attleborough (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.2 per 100,000

64. Bedford

Average daily incidence rate: 9.1 per 100,000

64. Plymouth (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9.1 per 100,000

65. Middleton

Average daily incidence rate: 9 per 100,000

65. Norton (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9 per 100,000

65. Weymouth (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 9 per 100,000

66. Rochester

Average daily incidence rate: 8.9 per 100,000

67. Danvers

Average daily incidence rate: 8.8 per 100,000

67. Georgetown

Average daily incidence rate: 8.8 per 100,000

67. Littleton (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.8 per 100,000

67. Wilmington (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.8 per 100,000

68. Cohasset

Average daily incidence rate: 8.7 per 100,000

68. Westborough (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.7 per 100,000

69. Mendon

Average daily incidence rate: 8.6 per 100,000

70. Bridgewater*

Average daily incidence rate: 8.5 per 100,000

71. Athol

Average daily incidence rate: 8.4 per 100,000

71. Bellingham (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.4 per 100,000

71. Palmer (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.4 per 100,000

72. Boxford

Average daily incidence rate: 8.3 per 100,000

72. Foxborough (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.3 per 100,000

73. Medford

Average daily incidence rate: 8.2 per 100,000

73. Shrewsbury (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.2 per 100,000

73. West Boylston (tie)

Average daily incidence rate: 8.2 per 100,000

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