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Massachusetts COVID-19 cases increase again, positive test rate, hospitalizations, active cases, continue decline



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

Massachusetts saw 3,378 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Friday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate saw yet another decrease to 3.11%. Today’s rate is the lowest it has been since November 10th.

Massachusetts had seen 2,982 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 513,526 with 62 more reported dead (59 confirmed, 3 probable) for a total of 14,921 (14,622 confirmed, 299 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 14,212,421 after 129,509 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of COVID-19 deaths is currently 43.9.

Estimated active cases saw another decrease to 58,768.

Hospitalizations have increased in 91 of the last 143 days and 66 of the last 102, but saw a decrease of 52 to lower the total to 1,451. COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to decrease as of late as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. December 4th 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 6th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 26,653,558 cases of COVID-19 with 457,762 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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