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Massachusetts COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb, 21 new deaths reported



Massachusetts saw an increase in cases, active cases, and hospitalizations in Wednesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts saw 2,292 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Tuesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate decreased from 2.50% to 2.46%. On March 8th, the rate was 1.78%

Massachusetts had seen 1,566 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 611,825 with 21 more reported dead (21 confirmed, 0 probable) for a total of 17,358 (17,014 confirmed, 344 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 19,431,439 after 118,123 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths is currently 21.9.

Estimated active cases saw an increase to 35,075. A 400+ increase.

Hospitalizations have increased in 176 of the last 193 days and 82 of the last 152 and saw an increase of 30, to increase the total at 755 the highest since March 3rd. Before the previous 2+ weeks, COVID-19 hospitalizations had been on the decrease as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. Late last month’s total of 580 was the lowest since November 7th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on April 1st.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the April 1st report, Fall River has a 36.1 Average Daily COVID-19 Rate per 100,000 population (Last 14 days) (27.0 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 31.4 (was 21.9). Westport saw an increase to 23.9 (was 19.6), Swansea is at 21.9 and was 17.9 last week. Somerset also saw an increase as they sit at 20.1 (was 13.1). Freetown stands at 30.0 an increase from 24.5. Dartmouth is currently at 20.2 which is the same as last week. Acushnet saw 21.9 (was 21.2).

55 Massachusetts communities are still in the red (high risk) which is up from 32 last week. 20 were in the red the week before. Abington, Adams, Athol, Ayer, Barnstable, Blackstone, Brewster, Brockton, Canton, Carver, Chicopee, Dennis, Dracut, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Freetown, Granby, Halifax, Hampden, Hanson, Harwich, Lakeville, Lawrence, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Mansfield, Mashpee, Methuen, Milford, Monson, Nantucket, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Orange, Palmer, Peabody, Pembroke, Plainville, Plymouth, Raynham, Sandwich, Saugus, Seekonk, Southboro, Springfield, Sutton, Templeton, Tyngsboro, Ware, West Boyleston, West Bridgewater, Williamstown, and Yarmouth.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to April 1st
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 282,315
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 271,176
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 11,139

Massachusetts Officials have issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on April 1st.

As of April 7th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 30,662,171 cases of COVID-19 with 555,231 reported deaths.

(Graphics courtesy of CDC)

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