1488 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Massachusetts, 23 additional deaths
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 1
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 1,488 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, resulting in a total of 153,229 nationwide.
The daily positivity rate – the percentage of diagnosed new cases among new subjects – was 7.35%.
State health officials also confirmed 23 new deaths related to COVID-19 in Massachusetts, resulting in a confirmed number of deaths caused by coronavirus of 9,750.
As of Thursday, 571 patients had either confirmed that they had or suspected to have coronavirus and were hospitalized in Massachusetts, 106 of whom were in the intensive care unit. Currently, 47 patients have been intubated.
A revised weekly report released on Tuesday includes new information on case clusters. These data reveal that households are at the center of most recent COVID-19 cases.
In this weekly report, DPH says a total of 127,054 patients have been released from isolation, meaning they are thought to have recovered from the coronavirus.
This week, DPH identified 121 communities in Massachusetts that are currently at high risk for coronavirus. Each of these communities has a percentage of average daily cases that is greater than eight per 100,000 in the last 14 days.
Last week, public health officials listed 77 communities as at high risk for COVID-19.
New data is published daily around 16:00, and weekly reports are published on Thursday, also around 16:00