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Massachusetts sees 86 new COVID-19 deaths, country hits daily reported deaths record

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Massachusetts saw an increase in deaths in Wednesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 5,278 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Tuesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate saw a decrease to 7.11%. The rate was 3.3 on November 23rd and 6.68% 3 weeks ago.

Massachusetts had seen 4,906 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 427,752 with 86 more reported dead (86 confirmed, 0 probable) for a total of 13,359 (13,082 confirmed, 277 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 11,944,985 after 100,276 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of COVID-19 deaths is currently 67.

Estimated active cases decreased to 90,467.

Hospitalizations have increased in 86 of the last 121 days and 61 of the last 80, but saw a decrease by 19 to see the total lower to 2,200.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on January 7th.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the January 7th report, Fall River has a 112.5 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (102.4 last week). New Bedford saw an increase to 97.9 (was 86.8). Westport is also in the red at 67.4 (was 68.6), Swansea is at 77.5 and was 64.9 last week, and Somerset saw a decrease to 80.6 (was 81.4). Freetown saw their rate decrease as it now sits at 82.9 from 90.0. Dartmouth is currently at 88.2 after seeing 68.5 last week.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to January 7th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 192,078
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 170,238
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 21,840

Massachusetts Officials have now also issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on January 7th.
20210106_Vax Dashboard

As of January 13th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 22,740,142 cases of COVID-19 with 379,255 reported deaths.


Courtesy of the CDC

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