Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard: 3 new deaths, 968 new cases

Massachusetts News

BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 3 newly confirmed deaths and 968 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

The Department of Public Health report, which reports new COVID data every Thursday, listed the following 11 communities in the “red zone”: Adams, Chicopee, Holyoke, Lee, Ludlow, Monson, Orange, Southwick, Springfield, West Springfield and Williamstown. 

Total COVID-19 Cases by Age Group:

  • 0-4 years: 1,235
  • 5-9 years: 1,469
  • 10-14 years: 1,816
  • 15-19 years: 2,696
  • 20-29 years: 5,942
  • 30-39 years: 4,419
  • 40-49 years: 3,227
  • 50-59 years: 3,155
  • 60-69 years: 1,924
  • 70-79 years: 546
  • 80+ years: 287

Clusters of COVID-19

There are currently 17,939 total clusters out of 25,747 confirmed cases and 1,649 close contacts. Households are the highest exposure setting with 17,052 total clusters, 8,427 new clusters between March 14 through April 10, and 8,625 ongoing clusters prior to March 14.

Testing:

According to the Department of Public Health, 52,478 new tests were performed with an overall of 20,522,711 molecular tests administered.

Antigen Tests: A total of 5,345 new individuals have tested positive with 1,132,306 total tests reported.

The current turn around time for a molecular test is 1.25 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 2.11%.

Hospitalizations:

There are 708 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 168 patients that are in intensive care units and 102 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 59-years-old.

As of Tuesday, 82.5% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 70% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 0 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,166 medical/surgical beds with 883 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 153 beds and 85 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

  • New Cases: 968
  • Total Cases: 633,675
  • Estimated Active Cases: 33,060
  • New Deaths: 3
  • Total Deaths: 17,138

Probable COVID-19 Cases

  • New Cases: 220
  • Total Cases: 41,487
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Deaths: 346

Berkshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 16
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 6,095
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 282

Hampden County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 172
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 49,307
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,482

Hampshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 16
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 8,794
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 290

Franklin County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 3
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 2,388
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 111

MassDPH COVID-19 Dashboard

Higher Education:

There are 626 new cases in the last week with a total of 16,657 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 271,465 new tests reported with a total of 6,652,582 tests performed.

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