Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard: 18 new deaths, 337 new cases

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BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 18 new confirmed deaths and 337 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

There are no western Massachusetts communities currently at high risk for COVID-19 spread, according to the weekly report released by state health officials. 

A red zone means more than 25 COVID cases were reported in the last 14 days.

Total COVID-19 Cases by Age Group:

  • 0-4 years: 712
  • 5-9 years: 927
  • 10-14 years: 1,130
  • 15-19 years: 1,450
  • 20-29 years: 2,159
  • 30-39 years: 1,902
  • 40-49 years: 1,497
  • 50-59 years: 1,314
  • 60-69 years: 669
  • 70-79 years: 266
  • 80+ years: 173

Clusters of COVID-19

There are currently 16,558 total clusters involving 16,091 confirmed cases and 1,263 close contacts. Households are the highest exposure setting with 15,746 total clusters, 4,799 new clusters between April 11 through May 8, and 10,947 ongoing clusters prior to April 11.

Testing:

According to the Department of Public Health, 39,481 new tests were performed with an overall of 22,230,304 molecular tests administered.

Antigen Tests: A total of 5,704 new individuals have tested positive with 1,259,734 total tests reported.

The current turnaround time for a molecular test is 1.34 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 1.14%.

Hospitalizations:

There are 376 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 104 patients that are in intensive care units and 63 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 55-years-old.

As of Friday, 85.7% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 74% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 0 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,199 medical/surgical beds with 984 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 150 beds and 70 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

  • New Cases: 377
  • Total Cases: 655,687
  • Estimated Active Cases: 14,884
  • New Deaths: 18
  • Total Deaths: 17,384

Probable COVID-19 Cases

  • New Cases: 92
  • Total Cases: 44,650
  • New Deaths: 2
  • Total Deaths: 358

Hampden County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 44
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 51,644
  • New Deaths: 2
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,506

Hampshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 6
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 9,085
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 294

Franklin County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 4
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 2,541
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 113

Berkshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 7
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 6,470
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 285

MassDPH COVID-19 Dashboard

Higher Education:

There are 163 new cases in the last week with a total of 17,865 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 147,942 new tests reported with a total of 7,532,231 tests performed.

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