NORTH ATTLEBORO - The two communities North TV serves, North Attleboro and Plainville, both remained in the state’s coronavirus red zone when coronavirus numbers were released on Thursday.
North Attleboro reported 175 cases for the two-week period from November 22 through December 5 for an average daily incidence rate of 29.47 per 100,000 residents. The town also had a 5.06 positivity rate over the past two weeks.
Plainville reported 38 cases for the same two-week period ending December 5 for an average daily incidence rate of 29.47 per 100,000 residents. The town recorded a 4.68 positivity rate over the past two weeks.
North Attleboro Public Health Nurse Anne Marie Fleming told North TV Thursday that although a COVID-19 vaccine is already being administered in England and frontline workers in this country are expected to start receiving the same vaccine by the end of the month, our area of the world is a long way from being out of the woods and returning back to normal.
In a related development, the latest surge of COVID-19 cases has forced North Attleboro officials to take a step back. Town hall will be open by appointment only starting this Monday, December 15. Details are available on the home page of the town’s website nattleboro.com.
Click below to stream North TV interview with Fleming.