Coronavirus case rates* per 100,000 by town are published each Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The case rate represents data collected between January 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022. The increase percentages are based on April 16 data.
On Thursday, April 30, Bedford’s case rate per 100,000 was 18,886.30 (up 5.56%). Case rates in communities contiguous to Bedford were: Billerica 22,043.37 (up 1.97%); Burlington 19,145.19 (up 3.23%); Carlisle 15,773.87 (up 7.48%); Concord 14,553.41 (up 5.25%); and Lexington 12,376.76 (up 7.49%).
*Rate = the number of cases per 100,000 people. This number provides a standardized way to compare the burden of disease in cities and towns regardless of the size of their population, per Mass DPH.