BOSTON (WWLP) — State public health officials reported 568 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, bringing the total number of confirmed cases statewide to 138,651.
There are 23 new deaths reported for a total of 9,452 confirmed death cases.
According to the Department of Public Health, 14,737 new tests were performed with a total of 2,471,688 individuals who have been tested by molecular tests with an overall of 4,955,322 molecular tests administered.
- Antibody Tests: A total of 236 new individuals have tested positive with 123,572 total tests reported
- Antigen Tests: A total of 609 new individuals have tested positive with 157,165 total tests reported
503 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 92 patients that are in intensive care units.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
- New Cases: 568
- Total Cases: 138,651
- New Deaths: 23
- Total Deaths: 9,452
Probable COVID-19 Cases
- New Cases: 19
- Total Cases: 2,928
- New Deaths: 2
- Total Deaths: 220
COVID-19 Cases in Long-Term Care Facilities
- Residents/Healthcare workers with probable or confirmed COVID-19: 25,246
- Facilities reporting at least one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19: 389
- Probable or confirmed COVID-19 deaths: 6,236
COVID Patient Census by Hospital
Data provided the day before by hospitals to DPH. Total patients of suspected and confirmed cases (including ICU):
- Baystate Medical Center: 14 patients
- Baystate Noble Hospital: 8 patients
- Baystate Wing Hospital: 1 patient
- Holyoke Hospital: 5 patients
- Mercy Medical Center: 2 patients
You can get more details about the COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth here.
COVID-19 Molecular Test: Also known as a PCR test. This diagnostic test identifies the presence of virus’s genetic material. These tests are very accurate and a positive result means someone has current or very recent infection.
COVID-19 Antigen Test: This test identifies the presence of proteins on the surface of the virus. These diagnostic tests are somewhat less accurate (i.e., low sensitivity) than molecular tests but a positive result is suggestive of current infection.
COVID-19 Antibody Test: Also known as a serology test. This test identifies antibodies; antibodies are the proteins produced by the immune system to fight off an infection. Because antibodies take days to weeks to make after infection, a positive result indicates infection at some point in the past. It is not a diagnostic test.
Testing by Date: This refers to the date the sample (usually nasal swab or blood) was taken. Most reports and figures in this dashboard use this date.
Total Tests: This represents the total number of tests done and includes people who have had multiple tests.
Persons Tested: This represents the total number of persons who had at least one test done. If a person had more than one test, they are still counted only once.
Case Definition: A standard set of criteria (including symptoms, laboratory tests and exposure) used to count persons who may have COVID-19. Case definitions tell public health professionals which people with disease to count; they don’t tell healthcare providers how to diagnose or treat COVID.
Confirmed Case: A person is counted as a confirmed case of COVID-19 if they have a positive molecular test.
Probable Case: A person is counted as a probable case in four ways:
- A positive antigen test AND have symptoms OR were exposed to someone with COVID
- A positive antibody test AND have symptoms OR were exposed to someone with COVID
- COVID symptoms AND were exposed to someone with COVID
- Died and their death certificate lists COVID as a cause of death
Suspected Hospitalized Cases: Patients without a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis but who, as determined by the hospital, have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (most patients with confirmed COVID-19 have developed a fever and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness, such as cough, shortness of breath, or myalgia/fatigue).
More complete information about the COVID-19 case definition may be found here:
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