Fall River, New Bedford, other local cities and towns continue to see increase in COVID-19 cases



Massachusetts saw yet another increase in hospitalizations, and active cases in Thursday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 4,985 more positive cases announced today. A decrease from Wednesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate dropped by .01 to 6.02%. The rate was 3.3 just over three weeks ago.

Massachusetts had seen 5,450 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 297,301 with 44 more reported dead for a total of 11,558.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 9,901,732 after 92,627 new molecular tests.

The 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths remained at 45.

Estimated active cases increased to 76,215.

Hospitalizations have increased in 71 of the last 94 days and 46 of the last 53 and saw an increase by 20 to see the total raise to 1,871.

Nursing home cases, city and town metrics, and cluster information up to December 16th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the December 16th report, Fall River has a 109.2 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (92.37 last week) which is another increase and the fifteenth highest in the state. New Bedford saw a big jump to 111.5 (was 78.80) leaving them thirteenth in the state. Westport is also in the red at 57.6 (was 45.62), Swansea is at 91.8 and was 78.82 last week, and Somerset saw a slight increase to 81.8 (was 80.16). Freetown also saw their rate increase as it now sits at 63.1 from 52.89. Dartmouth is currently at 63.7 after seeing 51.21 last week.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to December 16th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 151,349
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 132,322
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 19,027

As of December 17th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 16,756,581 cases of COVID-19 with 306,427 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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