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Massachusetts COVID-19 active cases back over 30,000, hospitalizations increase again



Massachusetts saw an increase in active cases and hospitalizations in Sunday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts saw 1,817 more positive cases announced today. A decrease from Saturday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate decreased slightly to 2.28%. Yesterday’s 2.35% was the highest since February 12th. Three weeks ago today, the 1.66% registered was the lowest it had been since October 22nd.

Massachusetts had seen 2,362 more positive cases announced yesterday which was the highest since February 7th.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 592,778 with 29 more reported dead (29 confirmed, 0 probable) for a total of 17,115 (16,775 confirmed, 340 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 18,603,966 after 75,179 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths is currently 25.1.

Estimated active cases saw another increase to 30,772.

Hospitalizations have increased in 101 of the last 185 days and 76 of the last 144 and saw an increase of 3, to raise the total to 657. Before the last 7 days, COVID-19 hospitalizations had decreased as of late as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. Last Sunday’s total of 580 was the lowest since November 7th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on March 25th.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the March 25th report, Fall River has a 27.0 Average Daily COVID-19 Rate per 100,000 population (Last 14 days) (22.0 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 21.9 (was 18.7). Westport saw a decrease to 19.6 (was 20.5), Swansea is at 17.9 and was 14.3 last week. Somerset also saw an increase as they sit at 13.1 (was 12.0). Freetown stands at 24.5 a decrease from 28.4 which was tops in Bristol County. Dartmouth is currently at 20.2 after seeing 16.0 last week. Acushnet saw 21.2 (was 23.9).

32 Massachusetts communities are still in the red (high risk) which is up from 20 last week. Barnstable, Bellingham, Blackstone, Brewster, Chicopee, Dennis, Fall River, Freetown, Hanson, Harwich, Haverhill, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lee, Lowell, Lynn, Mashpee, Methuen, Millis, Monson, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Palmer, Plainville, Plymouth, Revere, Sandwich, Southwick, Sutton, Templeton, West Bridgewater, and Yarmouth.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to March 25th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 276,263
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 266,555
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 9,708

Massachusetts Officials have issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on March 25th.

As of March 28th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 30,038,363 cases of COVID-19 with 546,144 reported deaths.

(Graphics courtesy of CDC)

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