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Massachusetts COVID-19 daily case reports continue to climb, average positive test rate increases to 2.32%



Massachusetts saw an increase in cases, active cases, and average positive test rate in Friday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts saw 2,301 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Thursday’s report and the highest since February 7th. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate increased to 2.32%, the highest since February 12th. Two weeks ago from Sunday, the 1.66% registered was the lowest it had been since October 22nd.

Massachusetts had seen 2,274 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 588,599 with 41 more reported dead (40 confirmed, 1 probable) for a total of 17,051 (16,711 confirmed, 340 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 18,420,376 after 107,593 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths is currently 31.1.

Estimated active cases saw another increase to 28,810.

Hospitalizations have increased in 101 of the last 183 days and 76 of the last 142,but saw a decrease of 9, to lower the total to 622. Until the previous 4 days, COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased as of late as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. Sunday’s total of 580 was the lowest since November 7th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on March 25th.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the March 25th report, Fall River has a 27.0 Average Daily COVID-19 Rate per 100,000 population (Last 14 days) (22.0 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 21.9 (was 18.7). Westport saw a decrease to 19.6 (was 20.5), Swansea is at 17.9 and was 14.3 last week. Somerset also saw an increase as they sit at 13.1 (was 12.0). Freetown stands at 24.5 a decrease from 28.4 which was tops in Bristol County. Dartmouth is currently at 20.2 after seeing 16.0 last week. Acushnet saw 21.2 (was 23.9).

32 Massachusetts communities are still in the red (high risk) which is up from 20 last week. Barnstable, Bellingham, Blackstone, Brewster, Chicopee, Dennis, Fall River, Freetown, Hanson, Harwich, Haverhill, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lee, Lowell, Lynn, Mashpee, Methuen, Millis, Monson, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Palmer, Plainville, Plymouth, Revere, Sandwich, Southwick, Sutton, Templeton, West Bridgewater, and Yarmouth.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to March 25th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 276,263
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 266,555
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 9,708

Massachusetts Officials have issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on March 25th.

As of March 26th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 29,903,245 cases of COVID-19 with 543,975 reported deaths.

(Graphics courtesy of CDC)

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