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Massachusetts sees one day record report of over 7,100 COVID-19 cases, U.S. sets case and death record



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

Massachusetts has seen 7,136 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Wednesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate saw a decrease to 7.83%. The rate was 3.3 on November 23rd and 6.68% almost two weeks ago.

Massachusetts had seen 6,419 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 393,188 with 73 more reported dead (71 confirmed, 2 probable) for a total of 12,909.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 11,417,197 after 108,412 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of COVID-19 deaths is currently 61.

Estimated active cases increased to 81,604.

Hospitalizations have increased in 85 of the last 115 days and 60 of the last 74, but saw a decrease by 30 to see the total lower to 2,386.

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 7th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 21,259,997 cases of COVID-19 with 359,849 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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