Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard: 21 new deaths, 2,292 new cases

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BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 21 newly confirmed deaths and 2,292 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

High-risk communities for COVID-19 in western Massachusetts on the rise 

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

Total COVID-19 Cases by Age Group:

  • 0-4 years: 1,116
  • 5-9 years: 1,396
  • 10-14 years: 1,722
  • 15-19 years: 2,748
  • 20-29 years: 6,375
  • 30-39 years: 4,221
  • 40-49 years: 3,395
  • 50-59 years: 3,434
  • 60-69 years: 2,022
  • 70-79 years: 640
  • 80+ years: 292

Testing:

According to the Department of Public Health, 118,123 new tests were performed with an overall of 19,431,439 molecular tests administered.

Antigen Tests: A total of 3,935 new individuals have tested positive with 670,138 total tests reported.

The current turn around time for a molecular test is 1.31 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 2.46%.

Hospitalizations:

There are 755 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 179 patients that are in intensive care units and 105 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 61-years-old.

As of Wednesday, 86.3% 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 1,188 medical/surgical beds with 985 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 156 beds and 98 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

  • New Cases: 2,292
  • Total Cases: 611,825
  • Estimated Active Cases: 35,075
  • New Deaths: 21
  • Total Deaths: 17,014

Probable COVID-19 Cases

  • New Cases: 258
  • Total Cases: 38,748
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Deaths: 344

Hampden County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 170
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 47,025
  • New Deaths: 2
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,461

Hampshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 25
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 8,523
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 284

Franklin County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 3
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 2,280
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 110

Berkshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 31
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 5,735
  • New Deaths: 2
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 281

MassDPH COVID-19 Dashboard

Higher Education:

There are 737 new cases in the last week with a total of 16,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 255,589 new tests reported with a total of 6,381,117 tests performed.

COVID-19 Cases in Long-Term Care Facilities:

  • Residents/Healthcare workers with probable or confirmed COVID-19: 34,998
  • Facilities reporting at least one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19: 424
  • Probable or confirmed COVID-19 deaths: 9,012

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