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Massachusetts COVID-19 active cases jump to over 38,000, confirmed/probable deaths up 44

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Massachusetts saw an increase in cases, and active cases in Monday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts saw 2,912 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Saturday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate decreased from 2.44% to 2.36%. On March 8th, the rate was 1.78%

Massachusetts had seen 2,263 more positive cases announced Saturday. No report was issued on Sunday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 607,967 with 44 more reported dead (43 confirmed, 1 probable) for a total of 17,325 (16,981 confirmed, 344 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 19,252,065 after 113,587 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths is currently 23.9.

Estimated active cases saw another increase to 38,253. A 4,100+ increase.

Hospitalizations have increased in 105 of the last 191 days and 80 of the last 150 and saw an increase of 0, to keep the total at 707. Tuesday’s 711 was the highest since March 8th. Before the previous two weeks, COVID-19 hospitalizations had been on the decrease as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. Late last month’s total of 580 was the lowest since November 7th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on April 1st.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the April 1st report, Fall River has a 36.1 Average Daily COVID-19 Rate per 100,000 population (Last 14 days) (27.0 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 31.4 (was 21.9). Westport saw an increase to 23.9 (was 19.6), Swansea is at 21.9 and was 17.9 last week. Somerset also saw an increase as they sit at 20.1 (was 13.1). Freetown stands at 30.0 an increase from 24.5. Dartmouth is currently at 20.2 which is the same as last week. Acushnet saw 21.9 (was 21.2).

55 Massachusetts communities are still in the red (high risk) which is up from 32 last week. 20 were in the red the week before. Abington, Adams, Athol, Ayer, Barnstable, Blackstone, Brewster, Brockton, Canton, Carver, Chicopee, Dennis, Dracut, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Freetown, Granby, Halifax, Hampden, Hanson, Harwich, Lakeville, Lawrence, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Mansfield, Mashpee, Methuen, Milford, Monson, Nantucket, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Orange, Palmer, Peabody, Pembroke, Plainville, Plymouth, Raynham, Sandwich, Saugus, Seekonk, Southboro, Springfield, Sutton, Templeton, Tyngsboro, Ware, West Boyleston, West Bridgewater, Williamstown, and Yarmouth.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to April 1st
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 282,315
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 271,176
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 11,139

Massachusetts Officials have issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on April 1st.
weekly-covid-19-vaccination-report-4-1-2021

As of April 4th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 30,492,334 cases of COVID-19 with 553,681 reported deaths.


(Graphics courtesy of CDC)

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