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These 153 Mass. communities have the highest rates of COVID-19

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

People in line are directed at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. Elise Amendola / AP

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This week, a total of 153 Massachusetts are at high risk for COVID-19, according to state data released on Thursday, 39 fewer communities from the 192 placed in the red zone last week.

This is a drop of about 20 percent, and a continued decline over the past weeks – there were 222 communities on the list from data released on Jan. 21.

The state’s overall average case rate for the last two weeks was calculated at 48.9.

Here’s a look at each of the highest risk communities, and their average daily case rates for the past two weeks:

1. Gardner

Average daily case rate: 96.7 per 100,000 residents

2. Orleans

Average daily case rate: 96.6 per 100,000 residents  

3. Chelsea

Average daily case rate: 92.9 per 100,000 residents

4. Dedham

Average daily case rate: 91 per 100,000 residents

5. Raynham

Average daily case rate: 86 per 100,000 residents 

6. Great Barrington

Average daily case rate: 84 per 100,000 residents

7. Fall River

Average daily case rate: 83.6 per 100,000 residents

8. New Bedford

Average daily case rate: 83.4 per 100,000 residents 

9. Acushnet

Average daily case rate: 82.7 per 100,000 residents

10. Webster

Average daily case rate: 81.9 per 100,000 residents 

11. Springfield

Average daily case rate: 81.8 per 100,000 residents 

12. Berkley

Average daily case rate: 80.7 per 100,000 residents

13. Randolph

Average daily case rate: 80.7 per 100,000 residents 

14. Lawrence

Average daily case rate: 80.5 per 100,000 residents

15. Middleton

Average daily case rate: 78.8 per 100,000 residents 

16. Winthrop

Average daily case rate: 77.6 per 100,000 residents 

17. Swansea

Average daily case rate: 75.2 per 100,000 residents 

18. Revere

Average daily case rate: 74.5 per 100,000 residents 

19. Somerset

Average daily case rate: 72.9 per 100,000 residents 

20. Stoughton

Average daily case rate: 72.5 per 100,000 residents  

21. Saugus

Average daily case rate: 72 per 100,000 residents 

22. Rochester

Average daily case rate: 71.7 per 100,000 residents 

23. Everett

Average daily case rate: 71.5 per 100,000 residents

24. Walpole

Average daily case rate: 71.3 per 100,000 residents  

25. Lynn

Average daily case rate: 71.2 per 100,000 residents

26. Holyoke

Average daily case rate: 69.8 per 100,000 residents

27. East Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 67.7 per 100,000 residents

28. Norwood

Average daily case rate: 67.5 per 100,000 residents 

29. Hanover

Average daily case rate: 67.1 per 100,000 residents

30. Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 66.1 per 100,000 residents

31. Oxford

Average daily case rate: 65.5 per 100,000 residents

32. Palmer

Average daily case rate: 65.3 per 100,000 residents  

33. West Bridgewater

Average daily case rate: 64.7 per 100,000 residents 

34. Fairhaven

Average daily case rate: 63.8 per 100,000 residents

35. Lowell

Average daily case rate: 63.2 per 100,000 residents

36. Westwood

Average daily case rate: 62.7 per 100,000 residents 

37. Plymouth

Average daily case rate: 62.6 per 100,000 residents  

38. Brockton

Average daily case rate: 62.3 per 100,000 residents

39. Nahant

Average daily case rate: 61.8 per 100,000 residents 

39. Southbridge (tie)

Average daily case rate: 61.8 per 100,000 residents 

41. Paxton

Average daily case rate: 60.6 per 100,000 residents 

42. Weymouth

Average daily case rate: 60.5 per 100,000 residents 

43. Rutland

Average daily case rate: 60.3 per 100,000 residents 

44. Berlin

Average daily case rate: 59.8 per 100,000 residents

44. Chicopee (tie)

Average daily case rate: 59.8 per 100,000 residents

44. Leominster (tie)

Average daily case rate: 59.8 per 100,000 residents

47. Nantucket

Average daily case rate: 59.4 per 100,000 residents 

48. Haverhill

Average daily case rate: 58.7 per 100,000 residents

49. Marlborough

Average daily case rate: 58.6 per 100,000 residents

50. Worcester

Average daily case rate: 58.5 per 100,000 residents 

51. West Brookfield

Average daily case rate: 57.9 per 100,000 residents 

52. Taunton

Average daily case rate: 57.4 per 100,000 residents 

53. Canton

Average daily case rate: 57.3 per 100,000 residents

54. Avon

Average daily case rate: 57.1 per 100,000 residents

55. Chatham

Average daily case rate: 56.4 per 100,000 residents

56. West Springfield

Average daily case rate: 56 per 100,000 residents 

57. Lakeville

Average daily case rate: 55.9 per 100,000 residents

58. Sutton

Average daily case rate: 55.8 per 100,000 residents  

59. Dartmouth

Average daily case rate: 55.6 per 100,000 residents

60. Malden

Average daily case rate: 55.5 per 100,000 residents

61. Brewster

Average daily case rate: 55.4 per 100,000 residents

62. Clinton

Average daily case rate: 55.3 per 100,000 residents

63. Foxborough

Average daily case rate: 55.3 per 100,000 residents

64. Wrentham

Average daily case rate: 54.5 per 100,000 residents 

65. Marion

Average daily case rate: 54.4 per 100,000 residents

65. Methuen (tie)

Average daily case rate: 54.4 per 100,000 residents 

67. Salisbury

Average daily case rate: 54.1 per 100,000 residents 

68. Holbrook

Average daily case rate: 53.6 per 100,000 residents

69. Wakefield

Average daily case rate: 53.5 per 100,000 residents 

70. Mansfield

Average daily case rate: 53.2 per 100,000 residents

71. Lynnfield

Average daily case rate: 53 per 100,000 

72. Freetown

Average daily case rate: 52.9 per 100,000 residents

72. Whitman (tie)

Average daily case rate: 52.9 per 100,000 residents 

74. Braintree

Average daily case rate: 52.6 per 100,000 residents

75. Rockland

Average daily case rate: 52.5 per 100,000 residents 

76. Hanson

Average daily case rate: 52.4 per 100,000 residents

77. Peabody

Average daily case rate: 52.2 per 100,000 residents 

78. Ludlow

Average daily case rate: 52.1 per 100,000 residents

78. Oak Bluffs (tie)

Average daily case rate: 52.1 per 100,000 residents  

80. Norton

Average daily case rate: 52 per 100,000 residents 

81. Hull

Average daily case rate: 51.8 per 100,000 residents

82. Blackstone

Average daily case rate: 51.4 per 100,000 residents

82. Halifax (tie)

Average daily case rate: 51.4 per 100,000 residents

84. Edgartown

Average daily case rate: 50.7 per 100,000 residents

85. Abington

Average daily case rate: 50.6 per 100,000 residents

86. Auburn

Average daily case rate: 50.3 per 100,000 residents

86. Westport (tie)

Average daily case rate: 50.3 per 100,000 residents

88. Winchendon

Average daily case rate: 48.4 per 100,000 residents  

89. Kingston

Average daily case rate: 48.1 per 100,000 residents

90. Charlton

Average daily case rate: 47.9 per 100,000 residents

90. Pembroke (tie)

Average daily case rate: 47.9 per 100,000 residents 

92. Dighton

Average daily case rate: 47.8 per 100,000 residents

92. Fitchburg (tie)

Average daily case rate: 47.8 per 100,000 residents

94. Carver

Average daily case rate: 47.2 per 100,000 residents

95. Seekonk

Average daily case rate: 46.9 per 100,000 residents 

96. Hamilton

Average daily case rate: 46.5 per 100,000 residents

96. Hudson (tie)

Average daily case rate: 46.5 per 100,000 residents

98. Lunenberg

Average daily case rate: 45.9 per 100,000 residents

98. Middleborough (tie)

Average daily case rate: 45.9 per 100,000 residents

98. Templeton (tie)

Average daily case rate: 45.9 per 100,000 residents

101. Tyngsborough

Average daily case rate: 45.3 per 100,000 residents   

102. Hampden

Average daily case rate: 45.2 per 100,000 residents

103. Agawam

Average daily case rate: 45.1 per 100,000 residents

103. Barnstable (tie)

Average daily case rate: 45.1 per 100,000 residents

103. Quincy (tie)

Average daily case rate: 45.1 per 100,000 residents 

106. Dracut

Average daily case rate: 45 per 100,000 residents

107. Groveland

Average daily case rate: 44.9 per 100,000 residents

108. Cohasset

Average daily case rate: 44.7 per 100,000 residents

109. Boylston

Average daily case rate: 44.5 per 100,000 residents

109. Southwick (tie)

Average daily case rate: 44.5 per 100,000 residents

111. Westminster

Average daily case rate: 43.9 per 100,000 residents   

112. Attleboro

Average daily case rate: 43.6 per 100,000 residents

113. Westfield

Average daily case rate: 43.5 per 100,000 residents 

114. North Brookfield

Average daily case rate: 43.2 per 100,000 residents 

115. West Boylston

Average daily case rate: 42.8 per 100,000 residents  

116. Ayer

Average daily case rate: 41.5 per 100,000 residents

117. Georgetown

Average daily case rate: 41.3 per 100,000 residents

117. Marshfield (tie)

Average daily case rate: 41.3 per 100,000 residents

119. Framingham

Average daily case rate: 41 per 100,000 residents

120. Ashburnham

Average daily case rate: 40.9 per 100,000 residents

120. Sterling (tie)

Average daily case rate: 40.9 per 100,000 residents 

122. Milford

Average daily case rate: 40.4 per 100,000 residents 

123. Dennis

Average daily case rate: 39.8 per 100,000 residents

123. Maynard (tie)

Average daily case rate: 39.8 per 100,000 residents 

125. Chelmsford

Average daily case rate: 39.7 per 100,000 residents

126. Hopedale

Average daily case rate: 39.3 per 100,000 residents

127. Douglas

Average daily case rate: 39.2 pre 100,000 residents

127. Monson (tie)

Average daily case rate: 39.2 per 100,000 residents

127. Southampton (tie)

Average daily case rate: 39.2 per 100,000 residents  

127. Spencer (tie)

Average daily case rate: 39.2 per 100,000 residents 

131. North Attleborough

Average daily case rate: 39.1 per 100,000 residents 

132. Sandwich

Average daily case rate: 39 per 100,000 residents  

133. Millbury

Average daily case rate: 38.7 per 100,000 residents 

134. Wareham

Average daily case rate: 37.5 per 100,000 residents 

135. Barre

Average daily case rate: 37.3 per 100,000 residents

136. Topsfield

Average daily case rate: 37.1 per 100,000 residents 

137. Bellingham

Average daily case rate: 36.9 per 100,000 residents

138. Boxford

Average daily case rate: 36.5 per 100,000 residents

139. Rehoboth

Average daily case rate: 36 per 100,000 residents  

140. Mendon

Average daily case rate: 34.6 per 100,000 residents 

141. Harwich

Average daily case rate: 34 per 100,000 residents

142. Southborough

Average daily case rate: 32.5 per 100,000 residents 

143. Millis

Average daily case rate: 31.8 per 100,000 residents 

143. Shirley (tie)

Average daily case rate: 31.8 per 100,000 residents 

145. Merrimac

Average daily case rate: 31.5 per 100,000 residents 

146. Granby

Average daily case rate: 30.4 per 100,000 residents

147. Plainville

Average daily case rate: 30.2 per 100,000 residents 

148. Adams

Average daily case rate: 29.5 per 100,000 residents

149. Uxbridge

Average daily case rate: 28.8 per 100,000 residents 

150. Littleton

Average daily case rate: 28.6 per 100,000 residents

151. Lancaster

Average daily case rate: 27.4 per 100,000 residents

152. Pepperell

Average daily case rate: 27.3 per 100,000 residents

153. Townsend

Average daily case rate: 23.5 per 100,000 residents

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