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See how many coronavirus cases there are in your Massachusetts city or town as of Aug. 12 – MassLive.com

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The Department of Public Health released the latest community coronavirus data on Wednesday.

The table shows the number of cases for each community, the total number of people tested, the number of tests and the rate of positive test results over the past two weeks for every town and city in Massachusetts.

There are now 11 communities in Massachusetts with an infection rate of more than 8 cases per 100,000 residents, which officials consider “high risk” places. Those communities include Lynn, Chelsea, Revere, Everett, Saugus, Holyoke, Lawrence, Fall River, Salem, Granby and Hull.

Compared to the previous two week period, 212 communities have either seen improvement or no change in their average daily case numbers, officials said.

State health officials announced another 18 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide death count to 8,547.

Officials also confirmed another 229 cases of COVID-19, for a total of at least 113,198. That’s based on 15,693 new molecular tests reported on Wednesday. There were 2,518 new antigen tests reported as well.

There are currently 422 people hospitalized with the virus, including 64 patients in intensive care.

Officials on Tuesday released a color-coded map of the state indicating where the infection rates are highest. Red represents places where there are more than eight cases per 100,000 people, meaning residents are at high risk; yellow represents between four and eight cases, or a moderate level of risk; green represents less than four cases per 100,000 residents; and white represents less than five total cases reported over the past 14 days.

Gov. Charlie Baker said his administration has reached out to municipal leaders in harder-hit communities to come up with strategies for reducing the infections. Baker said 318 communities in Massachusetts are at or below national benchmarks for containing the virus, but added there is still work to do.

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