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Massachusetts 7 day COVID-19 positive test rate hits new low, 13 additional deaths reported



Massachusetts saw a decrease in hospitalizations in Friday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 431 more positive cases announced in the last 24 hours. An increase from the previous 24 hour period. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate decreased to 1.2%.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total cases to 115,741 with 13 more reported dead for a total of 8,670.

Massachusetts had seen 262 more positive cases in the previous 24 hour period.

26,758 tests were performed, almost 5,000 more than yesterday, to increase the overall total to 2,050,871. The amount of individuals tested is now 1,535,862.

Hospitalizations have decreased in 79 of the last 103 days, including 49 today to see the total drop to 322.

Nursing home cases and cases by City and Town as of August 19th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to August 19th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 79,187
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 76,344
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 2,843

According to the CDC, as of August 21st, the total amount of COVID-19 cases in the country is 5,551,793 with 173,490 dead.

Courtesy of the CDC

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