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Massachusetts sees 2,252 new COVID-19 cases, active cases and deaths jump



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

Massachusetts saw 2,252 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Tuesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate decreased slightly to 2.53%. Yesterday’s 2.55% was the highest since February 10th. Three weeks ago from Sunday, the 1.66% registered was the lowest it had been since October 22nd.

Massachusetts had seen 1,683 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 598,177 with 37 more reported dead (36 confirmed, 1 probable) for a total of 17,185 (16,844 confirmed, 341 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 18,821,008 after 115,453 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths is currently 25.4 an increase of 5 from yesterday.

Estimated active cases saw a decrease to 31,911.

Hospitalizations have increased in 103 of the last 187 days and 78 of the last 146, but saw a decrease of 21, to lower the total to 690. Yesterdays 711 was the highest since March 8th. Before the previous 9 days, COVID-19 hospitalizations had been on the decrease as there were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. A week ago Sunday’s total of 580 was the lowest since November 7th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on March 25th.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the March 25th report, Fall River has a 27.0 Average Daily COVID-19 Rate per 100,000 population (Last 14 days) (22.0 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 21.9 (was 18.7). Westport saw a decrease to 19.6 (was 20.5), Swansea is at 17.9 and was 14.3 last week. Somerset also saw an increase as they sit at 13.1 (was 12.0). Freetown stands at 24.5 a decrease from 28.4 which was tops in Bristol County. Dartmouth is currently at 20.2 after seeing 16.0 last week. Acushnet saw 21.2 (was 23.9).

32 Massachusetts communities are still in the red (high risk) which is up from 20 last week. Barnstable, Bellingham, Blackstone, Brewster, Chicopee, Dennis, Fall River, Freetown, Hanson, Harwich, Haverhill, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lee, Lowell, Lynn, Mashpee, Methuen, Millis, Monson, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Palmer, Plainville, Plymouth, Revere, Sandwich, Southwick, Sutton, Templeton, West Bridgewater, and Yarmouth.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to March 25th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 276,263
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 266,555
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 9,708

Massachusetts Officials have issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on March 25th.

As of March 31st, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 30,213,759 cases of COVID-19 with 548,162 reported deaths.

(Graphics courtesy of CDC)

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