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Massachusetts sees some positive signs in today’s COVID-19 report



Massachusetts saw yet another increase in active cases in Sunday’s COVID-19 report, however, there are some positive signs.

Massachusetts has seen 4,162 more positive cases announced today. An increase from Saturday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate saw another decrease to 5.78%. The rate was 3.3 on November 23rd.

Massachusetts had seen 3,995 more positive cases announced yesterday.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 311,090 with 60 more reported dead for a total of 11,717.

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 10,178,769 after 90,789 new molecular tests.

The 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths is now 47.

Estimated active cases increased to 82,617.

Hospitalizations have increased in 73 of the last 97 days and 48 of the last 56, but saw a decrease by 8 to see the total lower to 1,919.

Nursing home cases, city and town metrics, and cluster information up to December 16th.
Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the December 16th report, Fall River has a 109.2 Average Daily Incident Rate per 100,000 (Last 14 days) (92.37 last week) which is another increase and the fifteenth highest in the state. New Bedford saw a big jump to 111.5 (was 78.80) leaving them thirteenth in the state. Westport is also in the red at 57.6 (was 45.62), Swansea is at 91.8 and was 78.82 last week, and Somerset saw a slight increase to 81.8 (was 80.16). Freetown also saw their rate increase as it now sits at 63.1 from 52.89. Dartmouth is currently at 63.7 after seeing 51.21 last week.

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to December 16th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 151,349
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 132,322
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 19,027

As of December 20th, according to the CDC, the United States has seen 17,592,760 cases of COVID-19 with 315,260 reported deaths.

Courtesy of the CDC

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