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Massachusetts COVID-19 positive rate nearing 6%, as cases approach 15 million nationally, hospitalizations climb



Massachusetts saw yet another increase in hospitalizations and active cases in Tuesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 3,627 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Monday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate increased to 5.81%. The rate was 3.3 two weeks ago.

Massachusetts had seen 2,463 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 253,649 with 40 more reported dead for a total of 11,076.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 9,072,057 after 58,501 new molecular tests.

The 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths increased to 36.

Estimated active cases increased to 58,601.

Hospitalizations have increased in 63 of the last 85 days and 38 of the last 44 and saw an increase by 36 to see the total raise to 1,552.

Nursing home cases, city and town metrics, and cluster information up to December 2nd.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the December 3rd report, Fall River has a 75.3 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (92.3 last week) which is the fourth highest in the state. New Bedford sits at 48.3 (was 45.6). Westport is also in the red at 44.8 (was 49.0), Swansea is at 51.5 and was 69.0 last week, and Somerset saw a decrease to 50.1 (was 57.5). Freetown saw their rate increase as it now sits at 33.2 from 31.6. Dartmouth is currently at 47.7

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to December 2nd
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 126,742
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 115,755
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 10,987

As of December 8th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 14,823,129 cases of COVID-19 with 282,785 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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