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Massachusetts current COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 600, 14 new deaths



Massachusetts saw a decrease in active cases and hospitalizations in Wednesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts saw 1,392 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Tuesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate remained at 1.71%, the lowest since October 22nd before yesterday.

Massachusetts had seen 825 more positive cases announced yesterday.

Courtesy of MDPH

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 643,428 with 12 more reported dead (12 confirmed, 0 probable) for a total of 17,578 (17,227 confirmed, 351 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 21,170,657 after 102,432 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths remained at 8.1. At the beginning of February, the average death rate was 70+.

Estimated active cases saw an decrease by 700+ to 27,321. In the last 8 days, active cases have decreased by almost 5,700.

Hospitalizations have increased in 90 of the last 170 days, but saw a decrease of 34 to lower the total to 594. Hospitalizations have decreased in 6 of the last 8 days after a period of mainly increases. 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 22nd.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the April 22nd report, Fall River has a 32.4 Average Daily COVID-19 Rate per 100,000 population (Last 14 days) (35.5 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 36.9 (was 34.9). Westport saw a decrease to 23.5 (was 25.2), Swansea is at 34.0, a decrease, and was 36.3 last week. Somerset saw a decrease as they sit at 25.8 (was 30.5). Freetown stands at 22.1 a decrease from 30.0. Dartmouth is currently at 22.3, a decrease from last week’s 26.0. Acushnet saw 24.6 (was 20.5). Berkley has the highest rate in Bristol County at 48.2.

48 Massachusetts communities are still in the red (high risk) which is down from 59 last week. 77 were in the red the week before. Adams, Ayer, Bellingham, Berkley, Brewster, Brockton, Carver, Chicopee, Dennis, Dracut, Edgartown, Fall River, Freetown, Hampden, Harwich, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Ludlow, Lynn, Methuen, Nantucket, New Bedford, Oak Bluffs, Palmer, Peabody, Plainville, Plymouth, Rehoboth, Revere, Seekonk, Southwick, Springfield, Sterling, Sutton, Swansea, Taunton, Templeton, Tisbury, Townsend, Upton, Wareham, West Boylston, West Bridgewater, Westport, Winchendon, and Yarmouth.

Massachusetts Officials have issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on April 22nd.


As of April 28th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 31,976,888 cases of COVID-19 with 570,421 reported deaths.

(Graphics courtesy of CDC)

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