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Massachusetts schools see 130 new virus cases, Fall River ranks top five in state



COVID-19 among Massachusetts schools saw a decrease in new student cases for the sixth straight week after setting a record two weeks in a row.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, a total of 117 new COVID-19 cases were reported among K-12 students from May 27th to June 2nd. 13 were reported for staff making the overall total in Massachusetts schools for the past week at 130.

The previous report, which was for May 20th to May 26th, revealed that 250 tested positive. 229 of the positives were students and 21 were staff.

The report only includes positive cases of students and staff who have been in school for either in-person or hybrid learning. Remote learning cases are not counted.

Here are the statistics from some area cities and towns from May 27th to June 2nd.

Acushnet: 1 student
Attleboro: 1 student
Dartmouth: No cases
Fairhaven: No cases
Fall River: 5 students
New Bedford: No cases
Plymouth: No cases
Seekonk: No cases
Somerset: No cases
Swansea: 2 students
Taunton: 1 student
Westport: No cases

Fall River had the 4th most student cases and the 5th most overall cases. New Bedford just a few weeks ago was near the top in the state in cases and saw no cases this past week.

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