Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard: 5 new deaths, 287 new cases

Coronavirus Local Impact

BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 5 new confirmed deaths and 287 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts.

No communities high-risk for COVID-19 in western Massachusetts for 2nd week in a row 

Total COVID-19 Cases by Age Group:

  • 0-4 years: 537
  • 5-9 years: 634
  • 10-14 years: 814
  • 15-19 years: 909
  • 20-29 years: 1,537
  • 30-39 years: 1,298
  • 40-49 years: 1,007
  • 50-59 years: 917
  • 60-69 years: 516
  • 70-79 years: 190
  • 80+ years: 136

Clusters of COVID-19

There are currently 15,091 total clusters involving 12,021 confirmed cases and 654 close contacts. Households are the highest exposure setting with 14,342 total clusters, 3,491 new clusters between April 18 through May 15, and 11,428 ongoing clusters prior to April 18.

Testing:

According to the Department of Public Health, 41,784 new tests were performed with an overall of 22,677,802 molecular tests administered.

Antigen Tests: A total of 4,019 new individuals have tested positive with 1,306,022 total tests reported.

The current turnaround time for a molecular test is 1.38 days. The 7-day average of percent positivity is 0.93%.

Hospitalizations:

There are 257 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 75 patients that are in intensive care units and 45 patients intubated. The average age of patients currently hospitalized is 59-years-old.

As of Sunday, 83.2% of medical/surgical beds are occupied and 72% of ICU beds are occupied. There are currently 0 beds occupied through alternate medical sites.

In western Massachusetts, there are a total of 1,194 medical/surgical beds with 941 that are occupied. The ICU units have a total of 151 beds and 76 of them are occupied.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

  • New Cases: 287
  • Total Cases: 659,533
  • Estimated Active Cases: 10,062
  • New Deaths: 5
  • Total Deaths: 17,463

Probable COVID-19 Cases

  • New Cases: 59
  • Total Cases: 45,609
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Deaths: 360

Hampden County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 32
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 52,046
  • New Deaths: 1
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 1,515

Hampshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 7
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 9,128
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 296

Franklin County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 2
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 2,561
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 113

Berkshire County:

  • New Confirmed Cases: 2
  • Total Confirmed Cases: 6,512
  • New Deaths: 0
  • Total Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 286

MassDPH COVID-19 Dashboard

Higher Education:

There are 77 new cases in the last week with a total of 17,942 confirmed COVID-19 cases in higher education institutions. In the last week there were 136,413 new tests reported with a total of 7,668,644

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