Massachusetts confirms 1,025 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths
The daily positive rate is 7.47%; the highest since May 27
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 1
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 1,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total statewide to 149,361.
The daily positive rate (that is, the rate of newly detected new cases diagnosed) is 7.47%, which is the highest level since May 27.
State health officials also confirmed seven new COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed death toll from the coronavirus to 9,664.
Now, the state has performed 5.78 million COVID-19 molecular tests on more than 2.66 million individuals.
As of Tuesday, 567 patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus have been hospitalized in Massachusetts, and 109 of them are reported to be in the intensive care unit.
In its weekly COVID-19 data report released on Thursday, DPH identified 77 Massachusetts communities that are currently at high risk of coronavirus. Each of these communities had an average daily incidence rate of more than eight per 100,000 in the past 14 days.
Last week, state health officials listed the high risk of COVID-19 in 63 communities.
In addition, the statewide average daily incidence rate has also remained red, with 9.2 cases per 100,000 people in the past two weeks.
DPH said in its weekly report that a total of 122,856 patients were released in isolation, which means they are considered to have recovered from the coronavirus.
New data is released every day at around 4 pm, and a weekly report is released every Thursday at around 4 pm.