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Massachusetts COVID-19 active cases rise again, U.S. sees most daily reported deaths since June



Massachusetts saw another increase in active cases in Friday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 2,288 more positive cases announced today. A decrease from Thursday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate increased to 3.28% from 3.17%.

Massachusetts had seen 2,532 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 194,338 with 34 more reported dead for a total of 10,469.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 7,648,243 after 71,269 new molecular tests.

The 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths remain at 25.

Estimated active cases increased again to 35,526.

Hospitalizations have increased in 48 of the last 67 days and 23 of the last 26, but decreased by 13 today to see the total lower to 904.

Nursing home cases, city and town metrics, and cluster information up to November 18th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to Thursday’s report, Fall River has a 86.2 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (62.5 last week) which is the third highest in the state among communities in the red. New Bedford sits at 39.2. Westport is also in the red at 46.0, Swansea nearly doubled last week’s number to 65.8, and Somerset saw an increase of over 10 to 58.6.

Bristol County has the second worst rate at 41.8 with Dukes County first at 44.6.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to November 18th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 120,415
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 112,228
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 8,187

As of November 20th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 11,650,817 cases of COVID-19 with 251,715 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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