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COVID-19 updates: No MA communities listed in ‘red’ or ‘yellow’ zones, DPH reports

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No MA towns in ‘red’ or ‘yellow’ zones this week

No towns in Massachusetts were listed in the red high-risk zone nor the yellow moderate-risk zone for COVID-19 in the state Department of Health’s weekly town-by-town statistics for the novel coronavirus.

Last week was the first week no community had been listed in the red zone after the number of high-risk communities in MA had continued to drop over the weeks. All MA communities are now listed in either the green or gray zones.

DESE reports 85 students, 18 teachers had COVID cases in last week

The state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reported Thursday that 85 students have reported positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week. That’s a decrease from the 117 cases among students reported a week ago. All of those students had building access within the last seven days of their positive test reports.

Additionally, DESE said that 18 teachers have reported positive cases of COVID-19 between June 3 and June 9, an increase from 13 a week ago. Those teachers also had building access within the last seven days of their positive test reports.

There were an estimated 735,000 students and 140,000 teachers in public school buildings in the last seven days, meaning that 0.01% of students and 0.01% of teachers who have been in district schools this past week have reported COVID-19 cases.

DPH reports 7 deaths, 85 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Thursday that there were 7 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,566.

DPH also reported 85 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 662,544 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 3,191 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 40,321 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,280,520 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Thursday, 171 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 52 were in intensive care units and 23 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 60 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped to 0.51% Thursday, down from 0.55% Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 9

DPH reports 5 deaths, 116 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that there were 5 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,559.

DPH also reported 116 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 662,459 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 3,480 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 36,383 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,240,199 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 173 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 57 were in intensive care units and 29 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 60 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests rose to 0.55% Wednesday, up from 0.52% Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 8

DPH reports 4 deaths, 89 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were 2 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,554.

DPH also reported 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 662,343 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 3,805 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 22,264 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,203,816 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Tuesday, 173 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 57 were in intensive care units and 31 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 58 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped slightly to 0.52% Tuesday, down from 0.53% on Monday and Sunday.

Monday, June 7

DPH reports 4 deaths, 89 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday that there were 4 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,552.

DPH also reported 89 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 662,243 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 4,195 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Monday that 16,421 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,181,552 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Monday, 181 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 65 were in intensive care units and 35 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 58 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests remained at 0.53% Monday.

Sunday, June 6

DPH reports 4 deaths, 126 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Sunday that there were 4 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,548.

DPH also reported 126 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 662,154 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 4,335 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Sunday that 30,055 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,165,131 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Sunday, 178 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 64 were in intensive care units and 31 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 58 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests decreased slightly to 0.53% Sunday, down from 0.56% Saturday, and down from 0.57% Friday.

Saturday, June 5

DPH reports 4 deaths, 216 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Saturday that there were 4 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,544.

DPH also reported 216 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 662,028 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 4,486 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Saturday that 40,091 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,135,076 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Saturday, 181 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 65 were in intensive care units and 32 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 58 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests decreased slightly to 0.56% Saturday, down from 0.57% Friday.

Friday, June 4

DPH reports 10 deaths, 177 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Friday that there were 10 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,540.

DPH also reported 177 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 661,812 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 4,735 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Friday that 51,152 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,094,985 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Friday, 193 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 68 were in intensive care units and 38 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 58 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests decreased to 0.57% Friday, down from 0.62% Thursday.

Thursday, June 3

No Mass. town ‘in the red’ this week

No communities in Massachusetts were listed as high-risk for coronavirus, according to data released by the state’s Department of Public Health. Last week, just Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard was designated as a “red” community, or high-risk for transmitting coronavirus.

The state has consistently seen the number of high-risk communities decline in the last few weeks, with the number of towns dropping from two to one a week ago and down to none Thursday.

DESE reports 117 students, 13 teachers had COVID cases in last week

The state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reported Thursday that 117 students have reported positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week. That’s a decrease from the 229 cases among students reported a week ago. All of those students had building access within the last seven days of their positive test reports.

Additionally, DESE said that 13 teachers have reported positive cases of COVID-19 between May 27 and June 2, a decrease from 21 a week ago. Those teachers also had building access within the last seven days of their positive test reports.

There were an estimated 735,000 students and 140,000 teachers in public school buildings in the last seven days, meaning that 0.02% of students and 0.01% of teachers who have been in district schools this past week have reported COVID-19 cases.

DPH reports 7 deaths, 241 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Thursday that there were seven new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,530.

DPH also reported 241 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 661,635 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 5,099 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 55,036 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 23,043,833 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Thursday, 203 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 69 were in intensive care units and 36 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 58 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests decreased to 0.62% Thursday, down from 0.69% Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 2

DPH reports 3 deaths, 100 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that there were 3 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,523.

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DPH reported 100 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 661,394 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 5,431 active cases.

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In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 24,906 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 22,988,797 total molecular tests for the virus.

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As of Wednesday, 216 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 76 were in intensive care units and 37 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 58 years old.

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The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 0.69% Wednesday, up from 0.68% Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 1

DPH reports 12 deaths, 179 new cases in two-day update

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were 12 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushed the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,520.

The numbers DPH reported Tuesday were a reflection of the last two days, as the department did not publish the state’s daily COVID-19 statistics on Monday due to Memorial Day.

DPH reported 179 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 661,294 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 5,918 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 28,829 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 22,963,891 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Tuesday, 225 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 77 were in intensive care units and 38 were intubated. The average age of people hospitalized was 59 years old.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 0.68% Tuesday, up from 0.66% Sunday.

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