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Town out of the red, virus risk drops to yellow
Virus rates dropped for a fourth straight week moving Plymouth from a red to yellow community according to state data released today.
Plymouth’s incidence rate per 100,000 dipped to 18.1 per 100,000 from 24.3 the week before and the percent of positive tests fell to 3.6% from 4.4%, both data points are based on a 14 day moving average, representing data from April 11 to April 24.
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.