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Massachusetts sees increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, 17 more deaths as delays in reporting cases continues

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Massachusetts saw an increase in hospitalizations in Saturday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 290 more positive cases announced in the last 24 hours. A decrease from the previous 24 hour period. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate has reached 2.1%. The MDPH states that due to ongoing delays in the reporting of test results to DPH, the case count today appears higher than usual. However, these positive test results have been assigned retrospectively to the appropriate date of test. This is the fourth day in a row that MDPH has made a similar statement

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total cases to 110,077 with 17 more reported dead for a total of 8,406.

Massachusetts had seen 387 more positive cases in the previous 24 hour period.

12,595 tests were performed, over 6,500 less than yesterday, to increase the overall total to 1,553,550. The amount of individuals tested is now 1,193,200.

Hospitalizations have decreased in 67 of the last 83 days, but saw an increase of 22 today to see the total rise to 369.

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Nursing home cases and cases by City and Town as of July 29th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to July 28th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 72,481
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 70,449
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 2,032

According to the CDC, as of August 1st, the total amount of COVID-19 cases in the country is 4,542,579 with 152,870 dead.

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