COVID-19 in Massachusetts: 54 new deaths, 4,239 new cases

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BOSTON (WWLP) — State public health officials reported 54 newly confirmed deaths and 4,239 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

Total COVID-19 cases by age group

  • 0-19 years: 10,220
  • 20-29 years: 10,124
  • 30-39 years: 9,375
  • 40-49 years: 8,217
  • 50-59 years: 9,072
  • 60-69 years: 6,546
  • 70-79 years: 3,362
  • 80+ years: 2,629

Testing

According to the Department of Public Health, 57,414 new tests were performed with an overall of 11,774,727 molecular tests administered. Of those, 4,225,598 tests were first time tests and 7,549,129 were repeat tests.

Antigen Tests: A total of 1,374 new individuals have tested positive with 401,034 total tests reported.

The current turn around time for a molecular test is 1.97 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 7.26%.

Hospitalizations

2,211 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 451 patients that are in intensive care units and 285 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 73-years-old.

As of Monday, 83.9% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 79% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 50 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,185 medical/surgical beds with 986 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 156 beds and 90 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases

  • New Cases: 4,239
  • Total Cases: 417,568
  • Estimated Active Cases: 92,405
  • New Deaths: 54
  • Total Deaths: 12,929

Probable COVID-19 cases

  • New Cases: 12
  • Total Cases: 19,474
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Deaths: 277

Hampden County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 289
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 30,270
  • New Deaths: 4
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,101

Hampshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 47
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 4,553
  • New Deaths: 2
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 209

Franklin County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 14
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 1,458
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 93

Berkshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 71
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 3,543
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 163

Higher education

There are 392 new cases in the last week with a total of 6,896 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 49,862 new tests reported with a total of 3,415,534 tests performed.

COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities

  • Residents/Healthcare workers with probable or confirmed COVID-19: 32,068
  • Facilities reporting at least one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19: 417
  • Probable or confirmed COVID-19 deaths: 7,614

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