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Massachusetts COVID-19 average positive test rate drops below 4% for first time since November



Massachusetts saw a decrease in active cases, hospitalizations, and positive test rate in Saturday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 3,957 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Friday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate saw yet another decrease to 3.89%. Today’s rate is the lowest it has been since the very end of November. The rate was also 3.3% on November 23rd.

Massachusetts had seen 2,781 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 495,599 with 87 more reported dead (87 confirmed, 0 probable) for a total of 14,531 (14,241 confirmed, 290 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 13,538,980 after 143,342 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of COVID-19 deaths is currently 60.

Estimated active cases saw another decrease to 72,965.

Hospitalizations have increased in 90 of the last 138 days and 65 of the last 97, but saw a decrease of 50 to see the total lower to 1,739. COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to decrease as of late as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on January 28th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the January 28th report, Fall River has a 99.6 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (143.2 last week). New Bedford saw a decrease to 107.3 (was 133.3) and has the highest rate in Bristol County. Westport is also in the red at 63.5 (was 95.9), Swansea is at 86.0 and was 104.3 last week. Somerset also saw a decrease as they sit at 79.1 (was 93.7). Freetown decreased to 78.1 from 107.3. Dartmouth is currently at 68.0 after seeing 97.0 last week. Acushnet has the second highest rate in Bristol County at 105.3 (was 167.5).

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to January 28th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 228,209
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 205,464
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 22,745

Massachusetts Officials have now also issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on January 28th.

As of January 30th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 25,780,144 cases of COVID-19 with 435,151 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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