COVID-19 cases on the South Shore have been rising for eight weeks in a row
COVID-19 cases on the South Shore have been rising for eight weeks in a row

COVID-19 cases on the South Shore have been rising for eight weeks in a row

QUINCY – The rise in COVID-19 cases shows no signs of slowing down.

For the eighth week in a row, the number of cases across the country and on the South Shore increased, the state Department of Public Health reported Thursday. New case numbers rose in all 23 surveyed communities, some by more than 50%, over a week ago.

A separate report from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education showed an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in state schools, both among students and staff. In the week ending Wednesday, 14,878 new cases were reported among state-grade K-12 students, an increase of 11.2% over the previous week, while the 4,090 cases among school staff were an increase of about 1%.

Levels of the virus in the region’s wastewater, a prediction for future cases, are also on the rise, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority reported. MWRA’s South Region includes seven South Shore municipalities.

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