Malden Public Health Director Chris Webb recently updated the latest numbers with respect to known cases of COVID-19. As of August 13th, the City of Malden has confirmed 1,347 positive cases. Sadly, the City has also reported 85 confirmed deaths due to the virus.
This week, Governor Charles Baker released additional data on community level spread of COVID-19. While Massachusetts has seen an overall decrease in cases and hospitalizations since May, there has recently been a slight increase in certain communities. Each week, the data will give the average daily cases per 100,000 residents and the average percent positivity for all cities and towns. This will assist in implementing community specific strategies to stop the spread of the virus.
A color-coded metric has been devised consisting of RED, YELLOW and GREEN with the following designations:
|Average daily cases per 100,000 is greater than 8|
|Average daily cases per 100,000 is between 4 - 8|
|Average daily cases per 100,000 is less than 4|
*Measured as a 14-day rolling average
Based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents, each city or town has been designated as a higher risk, moderate risk, or lower risk community. Malden is among the communities in the moderate risk level. Please continue to be vigilant by maintaining social distancing at all times, limiting private gatherings, and being cautious while in parks and public spaces.