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Massachusetts sees usual weekend dip in cases and tests, 19 new deaths reported



Massachusetts saw a decrease in cases, active cases, and hospitalizations in Monday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts saw 281 more positive cases announced today, a decrease from Sunday’s report. The 7 day weighted average positive test rate increased slightly from 1.00% to 1.02%. Yesterday’s figure was the lowest since September 27th.

Massachusetts had seen 494 more positive cases announced yesterday which was the lowest since September.

Courtesy of MDPH

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total confirmed cases to 657,119 with 19 reported dead (19 confirmed, 0 probable) for a total of 17,772 (17,413 confirmed, 359 probable).

The overall amount of tests administered in Massachusetts is now 22,384,641 after 20,253 new molecular tests.

The 7 day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths increased from 5.9 to 8.3. Wednesday’s 5.4 rate was the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic. At the beginning of February, the average death rate was 70+.

Estimated active cases saw a decrease by 300+ to 13,827. In the last 26 days, active cases have decreased by over 20,300.

Hospitalizations have increased in 91 of the last 189 days, but saw a decrease of 1 to lower the total to 336. Hospitalizations have decreased in 24 of the last 27 days after a period of mainly increases. There were 2,428 in the Bay State on January 4th. Today’s total of 336 active hospitalizations was the lowest since October 18th.

Nursing home cases and cluster information issued on May 13th.

Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report

According to the May 13th report, Fall River has a 19.7 Average Daily COVID-19 Rate per 100,000 population (Last 14 days) (21.4 last week). New Bedford, who has the highest rate in Bristol County, saw a decrease to 29.1 (was 32.0). Westport saw a decrease to 11.1 (was 19.2), Swansea is at 14.8, a decrease, and was 17.0 last week. Somerset saw an increase as they sit at 14.3 (was 13.9). Freetown stands at 9.5, a decrease from 16.6. Dartmouth is currently at 13.3, a decrease from last week’s 19.4. Acushnet increased to 24.6 (was 23.9). Berkley is at 10.5 and was 22.0 last week.

6 Massachusetts communities are still in the red (high risk) which is down from 13 last week. 26 were in the red the week before. Acushnet, Edgartown, Lawrence, Lowell, New Bedford, and Taunton.

Massachusetts Officials have issued a “vaccine doses administered and shipped” report updated on May 13th.

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