COVID-19 in Massachusetts: 26 new deaths, 1,150 new cases

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BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 26 newly confirmed deaths and 1,150 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

Total COVID-19 Cases by Age Group:

  • 0-19 years: 6,468
  • 20-29 years: 5,433
  • 30-39 years: 4,374
  • 40-49 years: 3,675
  • 50-59 years: 4,030
  • 60-69 years: 2,809
  • 70-79 years: 1,517
  • 80+ years: 954

Testing:

According to the Department of Public Health, 49,929 new tests were performed with an overall of 15,599873 molecular tests administered. Of those, 4,832,808 tests were first time tests and 10,767,065 were repeat tests.

Antigen Tests: A total of 2,131 new individuals have tested positive with 541,220 total tests reported.

The current turn around time for a molecular test is 1.76 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 1.90%.

Hospitalizations:

888 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 229 patients that are in intensive care units and 140 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 70-years-old.

As of Monday, 79.8% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 72% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 9 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,162 medical/surgical beds with 887 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 157 beds and 84 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

  • New Cases: 1,150
  • Total Cases: 540,794
  • Estimated Active Cases: 35,660
  • New Deaths: 26
  • Total Deaths: 15,534

Probable COVID-19 Cases

  • New Cases: 112
  • Total Cases: 29,752
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Deaths: 319

Hampden County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 119
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 40,859
  • New Deaths: 3
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,308

Hampshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 13
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 7,117
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 256

Franklin County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 2
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 1,955
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 100

Berkshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 8
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 4,814
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 251

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Higher Education:

There are 647 new cases in the last week with a total of 11,442 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 251,219 new tests reported with a total of 4,545,474 tests performed.

COVID-19 Cases in Long-Term Care Facilities:

  • Residents/Healthcare workers with probable or confirmed COVID-19: 34,570
  • Facilities reporting at least one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19: 424
  • Probable or confirmed COVID-19 deaths: 8,488

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