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Fall River, Fairhaven moves into red zone as Massachusetts COVID-19 positive test rate increases for third straight day



Massachusetts saw an increase in positive test rate in Wednesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 518 more positive cases announced today. A decrease from Tuesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate increased to 1.3% from 1.2%. The third straight day of increases.

Massachusetts had seen 632 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 138,083 with 16 more reported dead for a total of 9,429.

13,057 tests were performed on new individuals, over 600 less than yesterday’s report, to increase the amount of individuals tested to 2,456,951. The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 4,896,199.

The 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths remains at 13.

Hospitalizations have increased in 19 of the last 30 days, but decreased by 15 today to see the total rise to 499.

Nursing home cases and cases by City and Town up to October 14th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to October 14th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 94,733
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 90,607
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 4,126

Fall River is now in the red with an 8.5% Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days). Fairhaven sits at 9.8%. New Bedford continues to be in the red at 12.2%. Plymouth is in the red at 12.8%, Dartmouth is in at 9.7%. Berkley moves into the red at 9.5%. Acushnet remains in the red at 13.7%. Attleboro remains in the red at 12.7%.

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