BILLERICA — Following an increase in coronavirus cases, the Billerica Board of Health announced on Tuesday that the town’s case status has been upgraded to red, designating it as a higher risk community.
“The Town of Billerica has seen an increase in cases recently including 19 in the past two days. Please continue to avoid large social gatherings, social distance, wash your hands, and wear a face covering,” the department said in a statement.
According to statistics provided by the board, Billerica has 48 active cases and an average of 11 cases per 100,000 people. In order to be labelled a “red zone,” a community must have more than eight cases per 100,000 people.
A week earlier, the board reported 30 active cases.
As of 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, the superintendent of Billerica Public Schools has not announced if the schools will switch to remote-only learning.