Massachusetts continues to see gradual COVID-19 decline since holiday surge, weekly and daily reports released



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Massachusetts saw a decrease in active cases, hospitalizations, and positive rate in Thursday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 4,821 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Wednesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate saw a decrease to 5.57%. Today’s rate is the lowest it has been since the end of November. The rate was 3.3 on November 23rd.

Massachusetts had seen 3,987 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 462,910 with 77 more reported dead (75 confirmed, 2 probable) for a total of 13,906 (13,622 confirmed, 284 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 12,648,438 after 111,726 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of COVID-19 deaths is currently 60.

Estimated active cases decreased to 88,929.

Hospitalizations have increased in 89 of the last 129 days and 64 of the last 88, but saw a decrease of 57 to see the total lower to 2,152. COVID-19 hospitalizations have been decreasing as of late as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on January 21st.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the January 21st report, Fall River has a 143.2 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (153.6 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 133.0 (was 134.3). Westport is also in the red at 95.9 (was 96.4), Swansea is at 104.3 and was 109.3 last week. Somerset also saw an increase as they sit at 93.7 (was 104.9). Freetown increased to 107.3 from 112.1. Dartmouth is currently at 97.0 after seeing 113.2 last week. Acushnet has the highest rate in Bristol County at 167.5.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to January 21st
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 212,366
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 192,258
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 20,108

Massachusetts Officials have now also issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on January 21st.

As of January 21st, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 24,323,846 cases of COVID-19 with 404,689 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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