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Massachusetts continues to see increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as 30 deaths were reported



Massachusetts saw another increase in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Friday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 702 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Thursday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate increased to 1.4%, the fourth increase in five days.

Massachusetts had seen 568 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 139,353 with 30 more reported dead for a total of 9,482.

14,962 tests were performed on new individuals, over 200 more than yesterday’s report, to increase the amount of individuals tested to 2,486,650. The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 5,012,963.

The 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths is now 18.

Hospitalizations have increased in 21 of the last 32 days and increased by 10 today to see the total rise to 513.

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

It was announced yesterday that 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%.

According to the CDC, as of October 16th, the total amount of COVID-19 cases in the country is 7,958,254 with 216,917 dead.

Courtesy of the CDC

Today’s total reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States is the highest total since the end of July.

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