COVID-19 in Massachusetts: 60 new deaths, 1,788 new cases

Massachusetts News

BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 60 newly confirmed deaths and 1,788 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

Total COVID-19 cases by age group

  • 0-19 years: 5,175
  • 20-29 years: 4,488
  • 30-39 years: 3,396
  • 40-49 years: 2,744
  • 50-59 years: 3,011
  • 60-69 years: 2,119
  • 70-79 years: 1,111
  • 80+ years: 684

Testing

According to the Department of Public Health, 114,127 new tests were performed with an overall of 15,776,531 molecular tests administered. Of those, 4,854,840 tests were first time tests and 10,921,691 were repeat tests.

Antigen Tests: A total of 4,300 new individuals have tested positive with 548,242 total tests reported.

The current turn around time for a molecular test is 1.36 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 1.89%.

Hospitalizations

875 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 219 patients that are in intensive care units and 151 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 69-years-old.

As of Wednesday, 85.5% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 73% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 9 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,185 medical/surgical beds with 981 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 159 beds and 81 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases

  • New Cases: 1,788
  • Total Cases: 543,696
  • Estimated Active Cases: 33,332
  • New Deaths: 60
  • Total Deaths: 15,624

Probable COVID-19 cases

  • New Cases: 314
  • Total Cases: 30,189
  • New Deaths: 2
  • Total Deaths: 321

Berkshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 16
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 4,835
  • New Deaths: 3
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 254

Hampden County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 128
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 41,125
  • New Deaths: 5
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,316

Hampshire County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 61
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 7,202
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 256

Franklin County

  • New Confirmed Cases: 2
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 1,959
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 100

Higher education

There are 739 new cases in the last week with a total of 12,181 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 264,309 new tests reported with a total of 4,809,783 tests performed.

COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities

  • Residents/Healthcare workers with probable or confirmed COVID-19: 34,657
  • Facilities reporting at least one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19: 424
  • Probable or confirmed COVID-19 deaths: 8,524

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