New Bedford remains one of only two communities in Massachusetts designated as “red” on the Commonwealth’s color-coded map of COVID-19 cases.

In the latest data released by the state department of public health on Thursday, New Bedford and Lawrence are the only communities still listed as “red,” which for cities their size means 10 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people and a positive test rate of four percent or higher.

New Bedford has had 3,54 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, with a positive test rate of 4.31 percent and just under 22 cases per 100,000.

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