Connect with us


Massachusetts sees almost 3,000 announced COVID-19 cases while U.S. sets another record



Massachusetts saw another increase in active cases in Saturday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 2,991 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Friday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate lowered to 3.21% from 3.28%.

Massachusetts had seen 2,288 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 197,329 with 19 more reported dead for a total of 10,488.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 7,757,482 after 109,239 new molecular tests.

The 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths lowered to 24 from 25.

Estimated active cases increased again to 37,328.

Hospitalizations have increased in 48 of the last 68 days and 23 of the last 27, but decreased by 13 today to see the total lower to 891.

Nursing home cases, city and town metrics, and cluster information up to November 18th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to Thursday’s report, Fall River has a 86.2 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (62.5 last week) which is the third highest in the state among communities in the red. New Bedford sits at 39.2. Westport is also in the red at 46.0, Swansea nearly doubled last week’s number to 65.8, and Somerset saw an increase of over 10 to 58.6.

Bristol County has the second worst rate at 41.8 with Dukes County first at 44.6.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to November 18th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 120,415
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 112,228
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 8,187

As of November 21st, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 11,843,490 cases of COVID-19 with 253,600 reported deaths.

The United States set yet another COVID-19 daily case record today with 192,673 new cases.

Courtesy of the CDC

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Copyright © 2017 Fall River Reporter

Translate »