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These 192 communities have the highest rates of COVID-19 in Mass.

Here's a look at each of the communities and their average daily case rates for the last two weeks.

Medical Assistant Suleika Nunez administers a COVID-19 test to a patient at the NEW Health COVID-19 testing site in Charlestown. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

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As of Thursday, there were 192 Massachusetts communities in the so-called “red zone” for having the highest risk for COVID-19 infection, a drop in the number of cities and towns from the 222 in the zone the week prior, according to state data.

Meanwhile this week, Massachusetts passed a grim milestone — 500,000 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. And as the number of people now vaccinated against the virus continues to grow, some of them are wondering what activities they can safely pursue, considering variants of the virus are being found.

Here’s a look at each of the communities with the highest risk, and their average daily case rates from the last two weeks from Thursday:

1. Gardner

Average daily case rate: 121.5 per 100,000 residents

2. Chelsea

Average daily case rate: 116.1 per 100,000 residents

3. Great Barrington

Average daily case rate: 114.8 per 100,000 residents

4. Marion

Average daily case rate: 113.4 per 100,000 residents 

5. Lawrence

Average daily case rate: 109.6 per 100,000 residents

6. New Bedford

Average daily case rate: 107.3 per 100,000 residents

7. Acushnet

Average daily case rate: 105.3 per 100,000 residents

8. Revere

Average daily case rate: 102.6 per 100,000 residents

9. Everett

Average daily case rate: 102 per 100,000 residents

10. Stoughton

Average daily case rate 99.9 per 100,000 residents

11. Fall River

Average daily case rate: 99.6 per 100,000 residents

12. Saugus

Average daily case rate: 97.5 per 100,000 residents

13. Avon

Average daily case rate: 94.7 per 100,000 residents

14. Lynn

Average daily case rate: 92.4 per 100,000 residents

15. Raynham

Average daily case rate: 91.2 per 100,000 residents

16. Randolph

Average daily case rate: 91.1  per 100,000 residents

17. Springfield

Average daily case rate 88.7 per 100,000 residents

18. Winthrop

Average daily case rate: 87.8 per 100,000 residents

19. Southbridge

Average daily case rate 87.3 per 100,000 residents

20. Swansea

Average daily case rate 86 per 100,000 residents

21. Rochester

Average daily case rate: 84.3 per 100,000 residents

22. Leominster

Average daily case rate: 83.9 per 100,000 residents

23. Berkley

Average daily case rate: 83.8 per 100,000 residents

24.  Fairhaven

Average daily case rate: 83 per 100,000 residents

25. Holyoke

Average daily case rate: 82.6 per 100,000 residents

26. Haverhill

Average daily case rate: 81.7 per 100,000 residents

26. Lakeville (tie)

Average daily case rate: 81.7 per 100,000 residents

28. Walpole

Average daily case rate: 80.9 per 100,000 residents

29. Brockton

Average daily case rate: 79.6 per 100,000 residents

30. Somerset

Average daily case rate 79.1 per 100,000 residents

31. Peabody

Average daily case rate: 78.7 per 100,000 residents

32. Freetown

Average daily case rate: 78.1 per 100,000 residents

33. Clinton

Average daily case rate: 77.6 per 100,000 residents

34. Holbrook

Average daily case rate: 76.9 per 100,000 residents

35. Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 76.4 per 100,000 residents

36. Middleton

Average daily case rate: 76.1 per 100,000 residents

37. Plympton

Average daily case rate: 76 per 100,000 residents

38. Norwood

Average daily case rate: 75.8 per 100,000 residents

39. West Boylston

Average daily case rate: 74.7 per 100,000 residents

40. Palmer

Average daily case rate: 74.4 per 100,000 residents

40. Webster (tie)

Average daily case rate: 74.4 per 100,000 residents

42. Rockland

Average daily case rate: 73.8 per 100,000 residents

43. Dedham

Average daily case rate: 73.5 per 100,000 residents

44. Marlborough

Average daily case rate: 73.4 per 100,000 residents

45. Easton

Average daily case rate: 73.1 per 100,000 residents

46. East Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 73 per 100,000 residents

46. Hanover (tie)

Average daily case rate: 73 per 100,000 residents

46. Methuen (tie)

Average daily case rate: 73 per 100,000 residents

49. Taunton

Average daily case rate 72.7 per 100,000 residents

50. Lowell

Average daily case rate: 72.5 per 100,000 residents

51. Whitman

Average daily case rate: 72.2 per 100,000 residents

52. Dighton

Average daily case rate: 72.1 per 100,00 residents

53. Kingston

Average daily case rate: 71.6 per 100,000 residents

54. Worcester

Average daily case rate: 71.5 per 100,000 residents

55. Chicopee

Average daily case rate: 71.4 per 100,000 residents

55. Plymouth (tie)

Average daily case rate:  71.4 per 100,000 residents

57. Ludlow

Average daily case rate: 70.7 per 100,000 residents

57. Nahant (tie)

Average daily case rate: 70.7 per 100,000 residents

59. Wrentham

Average daily case rate: 70.3 per 100,000 residents

60. Sutton

Average daily case rate 70.2 per 100,000 residents

61. Canton

Average daily case rate: 69.4 per 100,000 residents

62. Nantucket

Average daily case rate: 68.8 per 100,000 residents

63. Salem

Average daily case rate: 68.7 per 100,000 residents

64. Dartmouth

Average daily case rate: 68 per 100,000 residents

65. Braintree

Average daily case rate: 67.9 per 100,000 residents

66. Hanson

Average daily case rate: 67.7 per 100,000 residents

67. West Brookfield

Average daily case rate: 67.5 per 100,000 residents

68. Woburn

Average daily case rate:  66.9 per 100,000 residents

69. Whately

Average daily case rate:  66.8 per 100,000 residents

70. Malden

Average daily case rate: 66.7 per 100,000 residents

70. Tisbury (tie)

Average daily case rate: 66.7 per 100,000 residents

72. Westminster

Average daily case rate: 66.4 per 100,000 residents

73. West Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 65.7 per 100,000 residents

74. Chatham

Average daily case rate: 63.7 per 100,000 residents

75. West Springfield

Average daily case rate: 63.5 per 100,000 residents

75. Westport (tie)

Average daily case rate: 63.5 per 100,000 residents

77. Grafton

Average daily case rate: 63.2 per 100,000 residents

78. Salisbury

Average daily case rate: 62.9 per 100,0000 residents

79. Duxbury

Average daily case rate: 62.8 per 100,000 residents

80. Sterling

Average daily case rate 62.7 per 100,000 residents

81. Auburn

Average daily case rate: 62.4 per 100,000 residents

82. Tewksbury

Average daily case rate: 62.1 per 100,000 residents

83. Fitchburg

Average daily case rate: 60.9 per 100,000 residents

83. Wilbraham (tie)

Average daily case rate: 60.9 per 100,000 residents

85. Dracut

Average daily case rate: 60.6 per 100,000 residents

86. Groveland

Average daily case rate: 60.5 per 100,000 residents

86. Middleborough (tie)

Average daily case rate: 60.5 per 100,000 residents

88. Rutland

Average daily case rate: 60.3 per 100,000 residents

89. Berlin

Average daily case rate: 59.8 per 100,000 residents

90. East Longmeadow

Average daily case rate: 59.6 per 100,000 residents

91. Edgartown

Average daily case rate: 59.4 per 100,000 residents

92. Paxton

Average daily case rate: 59.1 per 100,000 residents

93. Wakefield

Average daily case rate: 58.5 per 100,000 residents

94. Hampden

Average daily case rate: 58.3 per 100,000 residents

95. Sandwich

Average daily case rate: 57.9 per 100,000 residents

96. Maynard

Average daily case rate: 57 per 100,000 residents

96. Templeton (tie)

Average daily case rate: 57 per 100,000 residents

96. Halifax (tie)

Average daily case rate: 57 per 100,000 residents

99. Mansfield

Average daily case rate: 56.8 per 100,000 residents

100. Abington

Average daily case rate: 56.4 per 100,000 residents

101. Agawam

Average daily case rate: 56.1 per 100,00 residents

102. Hudson

Average daily case rate: 56 per 100,000 residents

103. Westfield

Average daily case rate:  55.6 per 100,000 residents

104. Lunenberg

Average daily case rate: 55.5 per 100,000 residents

105. Carver

Average daily case rate: 55.4 per 100,000 residents

105. Marshfield (tie)

Average daily case rate: 55.4 per 100,000 residents

107. Boxford

Average daily case rate: 55.2 per 100,000 residents

108. Barnstable

Average daily case rate: 54.9 per 100,000 residents

109. Sharon

Average daily case rate: 54.7 per 100,000 residents

110. Oxford

Average daily case rate: 54.5 per 100,000 residents

111. Winchendon

Average daily case rate:  54.4 per 100,000 residents

112. Mattapoisett

Average daily case rate: 53.6 per 100,000 residents

113. Georgetown

Average daily case rate: 53.3 per 100,000 residents

113. Leicester (tie)

Average daily case rate: 53.3 per 100,000 residents

113. Shrewsbury (tie) 

Average daily case rate: 53.3 per 100,000 residents

116. Waltham

Average daily case rate: 53.2 per 100,000 residents

117. Foxborough

Average daily case rate: 52.6 per 100,000 residents

118. Pembroke

Average daily case rate: 52.5 per 100,000 residents

119. Gloucester

Average daily case rate: 52.1 per 100,000 residents

119. Quincy (tie)

Average daily case rate: 52.1 per 100,000 residents

121. Brewster

Average daily case rate: 51.8 per 100,000 residents

122. Blackstone

Average daily case rate: 51.4 per 100,000 residents

123. Dudley

Average daily case rate: 51 per 100,000 residents

124. Milford

Average daily case rate: 50.7 per 100,000 residents

124. Millbury (tie)

Average daily case rate: 50.7 per 100,000 residents

126. Cohasset

Average daily case rate: 50.5 per 100,000 residents

127. Holden

Average daily case rate: 50.4 per 100,000 residents

128. Millis

Average daily case rate: 49.9 per 100,000 residents

128. Warwick (tie)

Average daily case rate: 49.9 per 100,000 residents

128. Wilmington (tie)

Average daily case rate:  49.9 per 100,000 residents

131. Scituate

Average daily case rate: 49.7 per 100,000 residents

132. Hull

Average daily case rate: 49.6 per 100,000 residents

133. Ayer

Average daily case rate: 49.4 per 100,000 residents

133. Oak Bluffs (tie)

Average daily case rate: 49.4 per 100,000 residents

135. Yarmouth

Average daily case rate:  49.3 per 100,000 residents

136. Tyngsborough

Average daily case rate: 48.9 per 100,000 residents

137. Chelmsford

Average daily case rate: 48.8 per 100,000 residents

137. Framingham (tie)

Average daily case rate: 48.8 per 100,000 residents

139. Norton

Average daily case rate: 48.4 per 100,000 residents

139. Seekonk (tie)

Average daily case rate: 48.4 per 100,000 residents

141. Merrimac

Average daily case rate: 48.3 per 100,000 residents

142. Dover

Average daily case rate: 47.3 per 100,000 residents

143. Topsfield

Average daily case rate: 47 per 100,000 residents

144. Ashburnham

Average daily case rate: 46.6 per 100,000 residents

144. Lee (tie)

Average daily case rate: 46.6 per 100,000 residents

146. Hamilton

Average daily case rate: 46.5 per 100,000 residents 

147. Franklin

Average daily case rate: 46.3 per 100,000 residents

147. North Brookfield (tie)

Average daily case rate: 46.3 per 100,000 residents

149. Spencer

Average daily case rate: 46.1 per 100,000 residents

150. Burlington

Average daily case rate: 46 per 100,000 residents

151. Belchertown

Average daily case rate: 45.8 per 100,000 residents

151. Plainville (tie)

Average daily case rate: 45.8 per 100,000 residents

153. North Attleborough

Average daily case rate: 45.2 per 100,000 residents

154. Monson

Average daily case rate: 45.1 per 100,000 residents

154. Rowley (tie)

Average daily case rate: 45.1 per 100,000 residents

156. Attleboro

Average daily case rate: 44.8 per 100,000 residents

157. Ipswich

Average daily case rate: 44.7 per 100,000 residents

158. Mashpee

Average daily case rate: 44.6 per 100,000 residents

159. Boylston

Average daily case rate: 44.5 per 100,000 residents

160. Wareham

Average daily case rate: 44.3 per 100,000 residents

161. Falmouth

Average daily case rate: 43.5 per 100,000 residents

162. Medway

Average daily case rate: 43.2 per 100,000 residents

163. Dennis

Average daily case rate: 42.6 per 100,00 residents

164. Douglas

Average daily case rate: 41.4 per 100,000 residents

165. Billerica

Average daily case rate: 41.2 per 100,000 residents

166. Hopedale

Average daily case rate: 40.6 per 100,000 residents

167. Sturbridge

Average daily case rate 40.5 per 100,000 residents

168. Orleans

Average daily case rate: 39.4 per 100,000 residents

169. Uxbridge

Average daily case rate: 39.3 per 100,000 residents

170. Harwich

Average daily case rate: 39.2 per 100,000 residents

171. Granby

Average daily case rate: 38.6 per 100,000 residents

172. Westford

Average daily case rate: 38.4 per 100,000 residents

173. Rehoboth

Average daily case rate: 38.2 per 100,000 residents

174. Manchester

Average daily case rate: 37.9 per 100,000 residents

175. Newbury

Average daily case rate: 36.8 per 100,000 residents

176. Ware

Average daily case rate: 36.6 per 100,000 residents

177. Dalton

Average daily case rate: 36.4 per 100,000 residents

178. Townsend

Average daily case rate: 36.1 per 100,000 residents

179. Bellingham

Average daily case rate: 35.3 per 100,000 residents

180. Southampton

Average daily case rate 34.4 per 100,000 residents

181. Barre

Average daily case rate: 33.4 per 100,000 residents

182. Hadley

Average daily case rate: 33.2 per 100,000 residents

183. Lancaster

Average daily case rate: 32.4 per 100,000 residents

184. Rockport

Average daily case rate: 29.8 per 100,000 residents

185. Pepperell

Average daily case rate: 29.1 per 100,000 residents

186. Southwick

Average daily case rate 28.4 per 100,000 residents

187. Southborough

Average daily case rate 28.1 per 100,000 residents

188. Littleton

Average daily case rate: 27.1 per 100,000 residents

189. Upton

Average daily case rate: 26.4 per 100,000 residents

190. Adams

Average daily case rate: 24.3 per 100,000 residents

191. Orange

Average daily case rate: 23.7 per 100,000 residents

192. Shirley

Average daily case rate: 21.8 per 100,000 residents

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