SOUTHWICK- The Department of Public of Health reported six new COVID-19 cases in Southwick this week to bring the pandemic total to 605.
This is the second week in a row that six cases were reported and it marks the second straight week where Southwick is outside of the high risk category for Massachusetts communities.
Southwick’s daily COVID-19 incidence rate per 100,00 residents dropped from 16 to 7.3. This marks the first time that number has been in the single digits since the week of Oct. 29, 2020.
As of the May 13 DPH report on vaccinations, 4,358 Southwick residents had received at least one dose of any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. That is an increase of 239 Southwick residents who have received their first doses.
In the same report it said that 3,158 residents have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That is an increase of 335 Southwick residents. 32 percent of Southwick residents are now considered to be fully vaccinated. 44 percent of residents have received at least one shot.
The infection rate across Massachusetts continues to fall. On May 12 the seven-day average for daily cases fell to just 471, the lowest it has been since late September.
As of May 13, 3,088,699 Massachusetts residents were fully vaccinated.