Massachusetts saw a decrease in active cases and hospitalizations in Wednesday’s COVID-19 report.
Massachusetts saw 1,788 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Tuesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate remained at 1.89%. Sunday’s 1.86% was the lowest it had been since October 25th.
Massachusetts had seen 1,114 more positive cases announced yesterday.
The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 543,696 with 62 more reported dead (60 confirmed, 2 probable) for a total of 15,945 (15,624 confirmed, 321 probable).
The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 15,776,531 after 114,127 new molecular tests.
The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths is currently 37.9.
Estimated active cases saw a decrease to 33,332.
Hospitalizations have increased in 92 of the last 160 days and 67 of the last 119 and saw another decrease of 4 to lower the total to 875. COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decrease as of late as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. November 17th was the last time that COVID-19 hospitalizations were this low.
Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on February 18th.
According to the February 18th report, Fall River has a 44.8 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (67.2 last week). New Bedford saw a decrease to 50.3 (was 62.4). Westport is also in the red at 42.2 (was 46.5), Swansea is at 39.9 and was 52.8 last week. Somerset also saw a decrease as they sit at 27.4 (was 50.9). Freetown decreased to 45.0 from 49.7. Dartmouth is currently at 42.4 after seeing 52.7 last week. Acushnet has the highest rate in Bristol County at 50.6 (was 73.1).
Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to February 18th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 251,157
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 238,006
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 13,151
Massachusetts Officials have now also issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on February 18th.
As of February 23rd (new numbers not yet updated), according to the CDC, the United States has seen 27,993,504 cases of COVID-19 with 498,993 reported deaths.