Malden Public Health Director Chris Webb recently updated the latest numbers with respect to known cases of COVID-19. As of September 2nd, the City of Malden has confirmed 1,416 positive cases. Sadly, the City has also reported 87 confirmed deaths due to the virus.
Additionally, the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Weekly Report indicated that in the past week Malden’s percentage of positive cases increased from 1.66% to 1.97%. Based on the average daily cases per 100,000 residents, each city or town has been designated as a “red,” higher risk; “yellow,” moderate risk; or “green,” lower risk community. Malden’s numbers put it among the communities in the “yellow,” moderate risk category. Because of the increase in cases in the last 14 days, Malden has moved from the “green” back to the “yellow” designation. The percentage increase is a reminder that we still have significant levels of community transmission taking place.
Moving into Labor Day weekend, please be aware of your surroundings. Be vigilant by maintaining social distancing at all times, limiting private gatherings, wearing a mask and being cautious while in parks and public spaces.