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Massachusetts passes 11,000 COVID-19 confirmed and probable deaths, hospitalizations finally see decrease



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

Massachusetts has seen 4,747 more positive cases announced today. A decrease from Saturday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate finally decreased to 5.34%. The rate was 3.3 less than two weeks ago.

Massachusetts had seen 5,356 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 247,559 with 48 more reported dead for a total of 11,004.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 8,970,252 after 89,439 new molecular tests.

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

Estimated active cases increased to 57,304.

Hospitalizations have increased in 61 of the last 83 days and 36 of the last 42, but finally saw a decrease by 12 to see the total lower to 1,416.

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 6th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 14,462,527 cases of COVID-19 with 280,135 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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