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Massachusetts sees sharp rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, 20 reported deaths



Massachusetts saw an increase in hospitalizations for the second straight day in Wednesday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 295 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Tuesday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate decreased to 0.8%.

Massachusetts had seen 286 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total cases to 123,720 with 20 more reported dead for a total of 9,036.

16,632 tests were performed on new individuals, almost 5,000 more than yesterday’s report, to increase the amount of individuals tested to 1,996,662. The overall amount of tests administered is now 3,131,714.

Hospitalizations have decreased in 91 of the last 128 days, however, hospitalizations increased by 42 today to see the total rise to 352.

Nursing home cases and cases by City and Town up to September 16th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to September 16th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 84,600
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 82,683
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 1,917

According to the CDC, as of September 16th, the total amount of COVID-19 cases in the country is 6,571,867 with 195,053 dead.

Courtesy of the CDC

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