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Plymouth virus rates drop for third straight week
Virus rates in Plymouth have dropped for the third week in a row, according to the state's virus dashboard. Plymouth’s incidence rate slipped to 24.3 per 100,000 from 29.8 the week before and the percent of positive tests fell to 4.41% from 5.4%. Both data points are based on a 14 day moving average from April 4-17th.
The Town is still considered in the “red” until the incidence rate falls below 10 or the positivity rate falls below 4%.
The year’s lowest rate per 100,000 occurred the week ending March 9, just before the outbreak at the High Point Treatment Center in Manomet, where according to the Plymouth Director of Public Karen Keane at least 50 residents have tested positive, with more testing yet to come, as of March 24th.
The highest rate per 100,000 was in mid-January at 89.4/100,000 residents since the state has been compiling the data in this format on a municipal level in early August of 2020.