COVID-19 in Massachusetts: 45 new deaths, 3,477 new cases

Massachusetts News

BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 45 newly confirmed deaths and 3,477 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

Total COVID-19 cases by age group

  • 0-19 years: 14,574
  • 20-29 years: 13,575
  • 30-39 years: 11,078
  • 40-49 years: 9,895
  • 50-59 years: 10,723
  • 60-69 years: 7,173
  • 70-79 years: 3,732
  • 80+ years: 2,797

Testing

According to the Department of Public Health, 78,650 new tests were performed with an overall of 13,046,547 molecular tests administered. Of those, 4,494,452 tests were first time tests and 8,552,122 were repeat tests.

Antigen Tests: A total of 1,889 new individuals have tested positive with 455,076 total tests reported.

The current turn around time for a molecular test is 2.05 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 4.82%.

Hospitalizations

1,955 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 418 patients that are in intensive care units and 285 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 71-years-old.

As of Monday, 84.6% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 79% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 47 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,191 medical/surgical beds with 960 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 153 beds and 86 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases

  • New Cases: 3,477
  • Total Cases: 479,402
  • Estimated Active Cases: 92,035
  • New Deaths: 45
  • Total Deaths: 13,889

Probable COVID-19 cases

  • New Cases: 174
  • Total Cases: 24,286
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Deaths: 289

Hampden County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 319
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 35,489
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,175

Hampshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 36
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 5,385
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 228

Franklin County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 8
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 1,701
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 96

Berkshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 44
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 4,343
  • New Deaths: 4
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 199

Higher education

There are 513 new cases in the last week with a total of 7,942 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 110,145 new tests reported with a total of 3,612,949 tests performed.

COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities

  • Residents/Healthcare workers with probable or confirmed COVID-19: 33,476
  • Facilities reporting at least one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19: 420
  • Probable or confirmed COVID-19 deaths: 7,932

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