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Massachusetts COVID-19 current hospitalizations pass 2,400 as positive test rate continues to increase



Massachusetts saw an increase in hospitalizations and positive test rate in Tuesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 4,178 more positive cases announced today. A decrease from Monday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate saw an increase to 8.57%. The rate was 3.3 on November 23rd and 6.68% a week and a half ago.

Massachusetts had seen 4,358 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 379,633 with 63 more reported dead for a total of 12,734.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 11,206,212 after 59,718 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of COVID-19 deaths is currently 49.

Estimated active cases decreased to 79,406.

Hospitalizations have increased in 85 of the last 113 days and 60 of the last 72 and saw an increase by 89 to see the total raise to 2,428.

Nursing home cases, city and town metrics, and cluster information up to December 30th.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the December 31st report, Fall River has a 102.4 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (103.6 last week) which is a decrease and the twelfth highest in the state, however, the positivity rate increased to 13.60%. New Bedford saw a decrease to 86.8 (was 100.9). Westport is also in the red at 68.6 (was 68.6), Swansea is at 64.9 and was 70.8 last week, and Somerset saw a decrease to 81.4 (was 86.0). Freetown saw their rate increase as it now sits at 90.0 from 83.7. Dartmouth is currently at 68.5 after seeing 62.9 last week.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to December 31st
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 180,376
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 151,494
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 28,882

Massachusetts Officials have now also issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report.

As of January 5th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 20,732,404 cases of COVID-19 with 352,464 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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