Massachusetts health officials said another 569 cases of coronavirus had been identified on Saturday and another 26 people had died from the disease.
The number of new cases is significant compared to this week. The new amounts were in the 400s in the last two days and remained below 300 for several days before.
So far during the pandemic, Massachusetts has seen at least 1
Saturday’s new cases are based on 21,298 molecular tests. The seven-day, weighted average of the positive tests is 0.8%, where it has been in the last few days. From the beginning of the month the interest rate remains just below 1%.
As of Saturday, there are 362 people hospitalized with coronavirus, 65 of whom are in intensive care.
3,337,292 molecular tests were performed during the Massachusetts pandemic.
As of Saturday, travel restrictions have been imposed on anyone coming to Massachusetts from Wyoming. Travelers or residents returning to Wyoming Bay must quarantine for 14 days or take a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of arriving in Massachusetts.
There has been an increase in cases this week in communities including Nantucket and Worcester. In Nantucket, the rise was after peak visits to the islands before Labor Day, while in Worcester, Edward Augustus Jr. attributed new cases to family reunions and fatigue from wearing masks and social distancing.
At least 6,656,799 coronavirus cases and 197,116 deaths have been reported across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of Saturday, here are the number of coronavirus cases in each Massachusetts county:
Barnstable County: 1,705
Bristol County: 9,746
Dukes County: 62
Essex County: 19,022
Franklin County: 403
Hampden County: 7,966
Middlesex County: 26,644
Nantucket County: 88
Norfolk County: 10,015
Plymouth County: 9516
Suffolk County: 23,674
Worcester County: 14,050
Unknown location: 342