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Massachusetts COVID-19 positive test rate lowest since November 2nd as hospitalizations dip to 970



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

Massachusetts saw 1,822 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Friday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate has decreased to 2.02%, the lowest it has been since November 2nd.

Massachusetts had seen 1,679 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 538,328 with 53 more reported dead (53 confirmed, 0 probable) for a total of 15,779 (15,462 confirmed, 317 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 15,462,524 after 115,002 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths is currently 43.7.

Estimated active cases saw a decrease to 36,315.

Hospitalizations have increased in 92 of the last 157 days and 67 of the last 116 and saw another decrease of 20 to lower the total to 970. COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decrease as of late as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. November 25th was the last time that COVID-19 hospitalizations were this low.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on February 18th.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the February 18th report, Fall River has a 44.8 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (67.2 last week). New Bedford saw a decrease to 50.3 (was 62.4). Westport is also in the red at 42.2 (was 46.5), Swansea is at 39.9 and was 52.8 last week. Somerset also saw a decrease as they sit at 27.4 (was 50.9). Freetown decreased to 45.0 from 49.7. Dartmouth is currently at 42.4 after seeing 52.7 last week. Acushnet has the highest rate in Bristol County at 50.6 (was 73.1).

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to February 18th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 251,157
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 238,006
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 13,151

Massachusetts Officials have now also issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on February 18th.

As of February 20th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 27,811,343 cases of COVID-19 with 494,008 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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