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Massachusetts COVID-19 active cases drop below 56,000, positive test rate remains below 3%



Massachusetts saw a decrease in active cases, but a rise in hospitalizations in Tuesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts saw 1,319 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Monday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate has remained at 2.96% for the last three days. On Sunday, the rate was the lowest it had been since November 9th.

Massachusetts had seen 1,276 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 519,125 with 70 more reported dead (68 confirmed, 2 probable) for a total of 15,124 (14,821 confirmed, 303 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 14,420,574 after 52,112 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of COVID-19 deaths is currently 45.4.

Estimated active cases saw a rare recent increase to 55,659.

Hospitalizations have increased in 92 of the last 146 days and 67 of the last 105 and saw an increase of 13 to raise the total to 1,401. COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased as of late before today as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. Before yesterday, December 1st was the last time that COVID-19 hospitalizations were this low.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on February 4th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the February 4th report, Fall River has a 83.6 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (99.6 last week). New Bedford saw a decrease to 83.4 (was 107.3). Westport is also in the red at 50.3 (was 63.5), Swansea is at 75.2 and was 86.0 last week. Somerset also saw a decrease as they sit at 72.9 (was 79.1). Freetown decreased to 52.9 from 78.1. Dartmouth is currently at 55.6 after seeing 68.0 last week. Acushnet is currently at 82.7 (was 105.3).

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to February 4th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 237,869
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 217,093
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 20,776

Massachusetts Officials have now also issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on February 4th.
20210203_Vax Dashboard

As of February 9th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 26,939,515 cases of COVID-19 with 463,659 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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