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Here’s a look at the 187 Mass. communities with the highest rates of COVID-19 cases

There are 29 additional communities on the list over last week.

In this Dec. 3, 2020, photo, Jamillette Gomes holds her 2-year-old son, Avian, as he receives a COVID-19 test in Lawrence. Elise Amendola / AP, File

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This week, 187 Massachusetts communities are considered high risk for coronavirus transmission, according to state data released on Thursday.

That’s 29 additional communities over last week, and now more than half of state towns and cities are in the red zone — there are 351 municipalities in Massachusetts.

The uptick in highest-risk communities comes as Massachusetts saw the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered this week. There’s been such a demand for the vaccine among health care workers that the Mass General Brigham online appointment site crashed from the traffic.

Amid the vaccine news, Massachusetts officials are warning residents to not gather in large groups for the holidays.

“After seeing what happened in the aftermath of that one day, Thanksgiving, I don’t think we should kid ourselves about the holidays in December,” Gov. Charlie Baker said during a Tuesday press conference.

Here’s a look at each of the highest-risk communities, and their average daily case rates per 100,000 residents for the last 14 days:

1. Lawrence

Average daily case rate: 204.8 per 100,000 residents

2. Nantucket

Average daily case rate: 184 per 100,000 residents

3. Saugus

Average daily case rate: 135.7 per 100,000 residents

4. Lowell

Average daily case rate: 134.4 per 100,000 residents

5. Revere

Average daily case rate: 134.2 per 100,000 residents

6. Methuen

Average daily case rate: 133.6 per 100,000 residents

7. Lynn

Average daily case rate: 130.4 per 100,000 residents

8. Lynnfield

Average daily case rate: 128.2 per 100,000 residents

9. Chelsea

Average daily case rate: 125.6 per 100,000 residents

10. Dracut

Average daily case rate: 119 per 100,000 residents

11. Tyngsborough

Average daily case rate: 118.1 per 100,000 residents

12. Everett

Average daily case rate: 114.8 per 100,000 residents

13. New Bedford

Average daily case rate: 111.5 per 100,000 residents

14. Middleton

Average daily case rate: 110.3 per 100,000 residents

15. Fall River

Average daily case rate: 109.2 per 100,000 residents

16. Haverhill

Average daily case rate: 107.2 per 100,000 residents

17. Winthrop

Average daily case rate: 107.1 per 100,000 residents

18. Peabody

Average daily case rate: 105.5 per 100,000 residents

19. Leominster

Average daily case rate: 102.6 per 100,000 residents

20. Southbridge

Average daily case rate: 101.8 per 100,000 residents

21. Norfolk

Average daily case rate: 95.5 per 100,000 residents

22. Acushnet

Average daily case rate: 93.6 per 100,000 residents

23. Swansea

Average daily case rate: 91.8 per 100,000 residents

24. West Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 91.2 per 100,000 residents

25. Salem

Average daily case rate: 90.9 per 100,000 residents

26. Worcester

Average daily case rate: 90.5 per 100,000 residents

27. Springfield

Average daily case rate: 88.7 per 100,000 residents

28. Ludlow

Average daily case rate: 87.2 per 100,000 residents

29. Northborough

Average daily case rate: 86.9 per 100,000 residents

30. North Andover

Average daily case rate: 86.3 per 100,000 residents

31. Auburn

Average daily case rate: 85.4 per 100,000 residents

32. Berkley

Average daily case rate: 84.9 per 100,000 residents

33. Danvers

Average daily case rate: 84.2 per 100,000 residents

34. Seekonk

Average daily case rate: 84.1 per 100,000 residents

34. Tewksbury (tie)

Average daily case rate: 84.1 per 100,000 residents

36. Holyoke

Average daily case rate: 83.8 per 100,000 residents

37. Avon

Average daily case rate: 83.2 per 100,000 residents

38. Leicester

Average daily case rate: 82.4 per 100,000 residents

39. Somerset

Average daily case rate: 81.8 per 100,000 residents

40. Fitchburg

Average daily case rate: 81.1 per 100,000 residents

41. Framingham

Average daily case rate: 80.6 per 100,000 residents

42. Millbury

Average daily case rate: 80.5 per 100,000 residents

43. Marlborough

Average daily case rate: 80.4 per 100,000 residents

44. Concord

Average daily case rate: 79.7 per 100,000 residents

45. Woburn

Average daily case rate: 78.8 per 100,000 residents

46. Malden

Average daily case rate: 77.7 per 100,000 residents

47. Fairhaven

Average daily case rate: 77.2 per 100,000 residents

48. Brockton

Average daily case rate: 75.4 per 100,000 residents

49. Randolph

Average daily case rate: 74.3 per 100,000 residents

50. Taunton

Average daily case rate: 73.7 per 100,000 residents

51. Swampscott

Average daily case rate: 73.4 per 100,000 residents

52. Milford

Average daily case rate: 71.8 per 100,000 residents

53. Webster

Average daily case rate: 71.1 per 100,000 residents

54. Wilbraham

Average daily case rate: 70.8 per 100,000 residents

55. Rochester

Average daily case rate: 70.5 per 100,000 residents

56. Braintree

Average daily case rate: 70.4 per 100,000 residents

57. Clinton

Average daily case rate: 70 per 100,000 residents

58. Gardner

Average daily case rate: 69.7 per 100,000 residents

59. Stoneham

Average daily case rate: 69.6 per 100,000 residents

60. Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 69.1 per 100,000 residents

61. Groveland

Average daily case rate: 68.9 per 100,000 residents

62. Sutton

Average daily case rate: 67 per 100,000 residents

63. Billerica

Average daily case rate: 66.9 per 100,000 residents

64. Marion

Average daily case rate: 66.8 per 100,000 residents

65. Dighton

Average daily case rate: 66.7 per 100,000 residents

66. Abington

Average daily case rate: 66.6 per 100,000 residents

67. Hanson

Average daily case rate: 66.4 per 100,000 residents

68. Rehoboth

Average daily case rate: 66.3 per 100,000 residents

69. Raynham

Average daily case rate: 66.1 per 100,000 residents

70. Boylston

Average daily case rate: 65.2 per 100,000 residents

71. Chicopee

Average daily case rate: 64.9 per 100,000 residents

72. East Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 64.8 per 100,000 residents

72. Rockland (tie)

Average daily case rate: 64.8 per 100,000 residents

74. Shrewsbury

Average daily case rate: 64.7 per 100,000 residents

75. Halifax

Average daily case rate: 64.5 per 100,000 residents

76. Lakeville

Average daily case rate: 64.1 per 100,000 residents

77. Dartmouth

Average daily case rate: 63.7 per 100,000 residents

77. Shirley (tie)

Average daily case rate: 63.7 per 100,000 residents

79. Westborough

Average daily case rate: 63.4 per 100,000 residents

80. Freetown

Average daily case rate: 63.1 per 100,000 residents

81. Attleboro

Average daily case rate: 63 per 100,000 residents

82. Norwood

Average daily case rate: 62.1 per 100,000 residents

83. Whitman

Average daily case rate: 61.6 per 100,000 residents

84. Mattapoisett

Average daily case rate: 61.1 per 100,000 residents

85. Wilmington

Average daily case rate: 60.7 per 100,000 residents

86. Topsfield

Average daily case rate: 60.6 per 100,000 residents

87. Princeton

Average daily case rate: 59.7 per 100,000 residents

88. Chelmsford

Average daily case rate: 59.6 per 100,000 residents

88. Stoughton (tie)

Average daily case rate: 59.6 per 100,000 residents

90. Holbrook

Average daily case rate: 59.2 per 100,000 residents

91. Hanover

Average daily case rate: 59.1 per 100,000 residents

91. Weymouth (tie)

Average daily case rate: 59.1 per 100,000 residents

93. Salisbury

Average daily case rate: 58.9 per 100,000 residents

94. Ayer

Average daily case rate: 58.2 per 100,000 residents

94. Melrose (tie)

Average daily case rate: 58.2 per 100,000 residents

96. Burlington

Average daily case rate: 57.8 per 100,000 residents

97. Mansfield

Average daily case rate: 57.7 per 100,000 residents

98. Westport

Average daily case rate: 57.6 per 100,000 residents

99. Spencer

Average daily case rate: 57.3 per 100,000 residents

100. Andover 

Average daily case rate: 57 per 100,000 residents

100. Charlton (tie)

Average daily case rate: 57 per 100,000 residents

100. West Springfield (tie)

Average daily case rate: 57 per 100,000 residents

103. North Attleborough

Average daily case rate: 56.5 per 100,000 residents

104. Wakefield

Average daily case rate: 56.4 per 100,000 residents

105. Newburyport

Average daily case rate: 56.3 per 100,000 residents

106. Paxton

Average daily case rate: 56.2 per 100,000 residents

107. Greenfield

Average daily case rate: 55.8 per 100,000 residents

108. Palmer 

Average daily case rate: 55.6 per 100,000 residents

109. Amesbury

Average daily case rate: 54.7 per 100,000 residents

110. North Reading

Average daily case rate: 54.5 per 100,000 residents

110.Norton (tie)

Average daily case rate: 54.5 per 100,000 residents

112. Edgartown

Average daily case rate: 54.2 per 100,000 residents

112. Quincy (tie)

Average daily case rate: 54.2 per 100,000 residents

114. Sterling

Average daily case rate: 53.6 per 100,000 residents

115. Lunenberg

Average daily case rate: 53.5 per 100,000 residents

116. Southampton

Average daily case rate: 53.4 per 100,000 residents

117. Boxford

Average daily case rate: 53.3 per 100,000 residents

117. Pittsfield (tie)

Average daily case rate: 53.3 per 100,000 residents

119. Mendon

Average daily case rate: 53.2 per 100,000 residents

120. Westminster

Average daily case rate: 52.7 per 100,000 residents

121. Rutland

Average daily case rate: 52.5 per 100,000 residents

122. Agawam

Average daily case rate: 52.4 per 100,000 residents

123. Rowley

Average daily case rate: 52 per 100,000 residents

124. Lenox

Average daily case rate: 51.7 per 100,000 residents

125. Grafton

Average daily case rate: 51.5 per 100,000 residents

126. Blackstone

Average daily case rate: 51.4 per 100,000 residents

126. Middleborough (tie)

Average daily case rate: 51.4 per 100,000 residents

128. Hudson

Average daily case rate: 51.2 per 100,000 residents

129. East Longmeadow

Average daily case rate: 50.8 per 100,000 residents

130. Brookfield

Average daily case rate: 50.4 per 100,000 residents

131. Wareham

Average daily case rate: 50.2 per 100,000 residents

132. West Newbury

Average daily case rate: 49.5 per 100,000 residents

133. Ashland

Average daily case rate: 48.9 per 100,000 residents

134. Medway

Average daily case rate: 48.7 per 100,000 residents

135. Deerfield

Average daily case rate: 48.4 per 100,000 residents

136. Oak Bluffs

Average daily case rate: 48 per 100,000 residents

137. Holden

Average daily case rate: 47.8 per 100,000 residents

138. Reading

Average daily case rate: 47.7 per 100,000 residents

139. Plainville

Average daily case rate: 47.3 per 100,000 residents

140. Merrimac

Average daily case rate: 47.2 per 100,000 residents

141. Athol

Average daily case rate: 46.5 per 100,000 residents

142. Dudley

Average daily case rate: 46.4 per 100,000 residents

143. Millis

Average daily case rate: 46.3 per 100,000 residents

143. Northbridge

Average daily case rate: 45.5 per 100,000 residents

145. Gloucester

Average daily case rate: 45.3 per 100,000 residents

146. Oxford

Average daily case rate: 44.7 per 100,000 residents

147. Tisbury

Average daily case rate: 44.5 per 100,000 residents

148. Marshfield

Average daily case rate: 44.4 per 100,000 residents

149. Waltham

Average daily case rate: 43.6 per 100,000 residents

150. Ipswich

Average daily case rate: 43.2 per 100,000 residents

151. Georgetown

Average daily case rate: 42.9 per 100,000 residents

152. West Boylston

Average daily case rate: 42.8 per 100,000 residents

153. Uxbridge

Average daily case rate: 42.6 per 100,000 residents

154. Littleton

Average daily case rate: 42.5 per 100,000 residents

155. Westford

Average daily case rate: 42.4 per 100,000 residents

156. Douglas

Average daily case rate: 42.2 per 100,000 residents

156. Walpole (tie)

Average daily case rate: 42.2 per 100,000 residents

158. Bellingham

Average daily case rate: 42 per 100,000 residents

159. Barnstable

Average daily case rate: 41.2 per 100,000 residents

160. Pembroke

Average daily case rate: 40.7 per 100,000 residents

161. Sturbridge

Average daily case rate: 40.5 per 100,000 residents

162. Easton

Average daily case rate: 40 per 100,000 residents

162. Newbury (tie)

Average daily case rate: 40 per 100,000 residents

164. Ashburnham

Average daily case rate: 39.8 per 100,000 residents

165. Montague

Average daily case rate: 38.9 per 100,000 residents

166. Plymouth

Average daily case rate: 38.6 per 100,000 residents

167. Becket

Average daily case rate: 38.5 per 100,000 residents

168. Westfield

Average daily case rate: 38.2 per 100,000 residents

169. Yarmouth

Average daily case rate: 38 per 100,000 residents

170. Southborough

Average daily case rate: 37.7 per 100,000 residents

171. Carver

Average daily case rate: 37.3 per 100,000 residents

172. Pepperell

Average daily case rate: 36.6 per 100,000 residents

173. Lee

Average daily case rate: 35.5 per 100,000 residents

174. Winchendon

Average daily case rat: 35.2 per 100,000 residents

175. Townsend

Average daily case rate: 34.5 per 100,000 residents

176. Lancaster

Average daily case rate: 33.3 per 100,000 residents

177. Franklin

Average daily case rate: 31.6 per 100,000 residents

177. Granby (tie)

Average daily case rate: 31.6 per 100,000 residents

179. Southwick

Average daily case rate: 31.3 per 100,000 residents

180. Monson

Average daily case rate: 29.8 per 100,000 residents

181. Great Barrington

Average daily case rate: 28.7 per 100,000 residents

182. Templeton

Average daily case rate: 27.7 per 100,000 residents

183. Cohasset

Average daily case rate: 27.2 per 100,000 residents

184.Adams

Average daily case rate: 26 per 100,000 residents

185. Hull

Average daily case rate: 24.8 per 100,000 residents

186. Orange

Average daily case rate: 22.9 per 100,000 residents

187. Brewster

Average daily case rate: 18.7 per 100,000 residents

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