Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard: 4 new deaths, 253 new cases

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BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 4 new confirmed deaths and 253 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

Total COVID-19 Cases by Age Group:

  • 0-4 years: 392
  • 5-9 years: 444
  • 10-14 years: 578
  • 15-19 years: 548
  • 20-29 years: 1,019
  • 30-39 years: 921
  • 40-49 years: 663
  • 50-59 years: 626
  • 60-69 years: 349
  • 70-79 years: 169
  • 80+ years: 102

Clusters of COVID-19

There are currently 13,010 total clusters involving 8,989 confirmed cases and 612 close contacts. Households are the highest exposure setting with 12,348 total clusters, 2,592 new clusters between April 25 through May 22, and 10,274 ongoing clusters prior to April 25.

Testing:

According to the Department of Public Health, 39,976 new tests were performed with an overall of 22,863,553 molecular tests administered.

Antigen Tests: A total of 4,124 new individuals have tested positive with 1,324,592 total tests reported.

The current turnaround time for a molecular test is 1.62 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 0.74%.

Hospitalizations:

There are 241 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 74 patients that are in intensive care units and 40 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 59-years-old.

As of Friday, 85.8% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 75% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 0 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,177 medical/surgical beds with 938 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 152 beds and 78 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

  • New Cases: 253
  • Total Cases: 660,766
  • Estimated Active Cases: 7,314
  • New Deaths: 4
  • Total Deaths: 17,495

Probable COVID-19 Cases

  • New Cases: 34
  • Total Cases: 45,793
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Deaths: 359

Hampden County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 24
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 52,157
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,521

Hampshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 0
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 9,137
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 297

Franklin County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 2
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 2,567
  • New Deaths: -1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 113

Berkshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 0
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 6,526
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 286

MassDPH COVID-19 Dashboard

Higher Education:

There are 54 new cases in the last week with a total of 17,996 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 99,402 new tests reported with a total of 7,768,046.

More than 56,000 Vax Doses Thursday

Massachusetts providers reported as administered 56,253 new COVID-19 vaccine doses Friday, leaving the state just shy of 3.6 million full vaccinations heading into Memorial Day weekend.

Of the new doses, 15,048 were first doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, 38,792 were Moderna or Pfizer second doses, and 2,413 doses were of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In total, there are now 3,599,402 people in Massachusetts who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Gov. Baker had said Massachusetts would meet its goal of fully vaccinating at least 4.1 million people by next week but on Friday said that milestone will have to wait until closer to the middle of the month.

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