• coronavirus testing 7 hours ago

    CDC Updates Guidelines to Expand Testing Eligibility

    The CDC updated their coronavirus guidelines on Friday to include testing recommendations for anyone who has been in contact with others confirmed to have the coronavirus, even if they are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic.

  • coronavirus 11 hours ago

    Mass. Reports 431 More COVID-19 Cases, 8 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 431 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday and an additional eight deaths. There have now been 9,059 deaths and 124,570 confirmed cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 0.8%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

  • coronavirus testing 13 hours ago

    CDC Reverses Guidelines on Testing Asymptomatic People for Coronavirus

    U.S. health officials are dropping a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and telling all those who have been in close contact with infected people to get tested

  • Boston Sep 17

    Boston's Mayor Walsh Explains Uptick in City's COVID Testing

  • coronavirus Sep 17

    Mass. Reports 419 More Cases, 15 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 419 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday and an additional 15 deaths. There have now been 9,051 confirmed deaths and 124,139 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 0.8%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

  • flu vaccine Sep 17

    Gov. Baker Urges Mass. Residents to Get Flu Vaccine This Year

    Gov. Charlie Baker speaks from a CVS pharmacy in Roslindale about the importance of getting the flu vaccine this year because the coronavirus pandemic.

  • coronavirus Sep 16

    Mass. Reports 295 More COVID Cases, 20 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 295 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday and an additional 20 deaths. There have now been 9,036 confirmed deaths and 123,720 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, has ticked down to 0.8%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19…

  • coronavirus Sep 15

    Mass. Confirms 286 More Coronavirus Cases, 6 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 286 new confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday and an additional six deaths. There have now been 9,016 confirmed deaths and 123,425 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, has risen slightly to 0.9%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19…

  • coronavirus Sep 14

    Mass. Reports 235 More Cases, 9 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 235 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday and an additional nine deaths. There have now been 9,010 confirmed deaths and 123,139 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 0.8%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

  • coronavirus Sep 13

    Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 9,000 in Mass. With 14 New Deaths Reported Sunday

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Massachusetts surpassed 9,000 Sunday as health officials reported 14 new deaths. Officials also announced 267 new cases of the virus, as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 closes in on 123,000. There have now been 9,001 confirmed deaths and 122,904 cases, according to the state’s Department of Public Health. A key…

  • coronavirus Sep 12

    435 More Coronavirus Cases, 16 New Deaths Confirmed in Mass.

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported 435 new confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday and an additional 16 deaths, as the number of confirmed cases in the state is now nearing 123,000, while the death toll is closing in on 9,000. Though a key measure of how successful the state is in fighting the disease — the average positive test rate — remains…

  • coronavirus Sep 11

    Mass. Confirms 443 More Coronavirus Cases, 14 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 443 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday and an additional 14 deaths. There have now been 8,971 confirmed deaths and 122,202 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 0.8%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

  • Dedham Sep 11

    Dedham to Offer Free Testing After COVID Outbreak

    After the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, was added to the state’s list of high-risk COVID-19 communities, town officials held a meeting Friday to announce free testing will be available to get a better handle on the situation.

  • coronavirus Sep 10

    Mass. Reports 363 More Cases, 20 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 363 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday and an additional 20 deaths. There have now been 8,957 confirmed deaths and 121,759 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 0.8%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

  • coronavirus Sep 9

    Mass. Confirms 182 More Coronavirus Cases, 4 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 182 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday and an additional four deaths. There have now been 8,937 confirmed deaths and 121,396 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, has ticked down to 0.8%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19…

  • Orig3n Sep 9

    After False Positives, Mass. Suspends Coronavirus Testing Lab

    A Boston-based coronavirus testing lab that counts dozens of nursing homes among its clients has been suspended by the state after it returned nearly 400 false positive tests, state officials say. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health opened an investigation in early August after it became aware of an unusually high positive rate of COVID-19 tests reported by Orig3n Laboratory,…

  • Massachusetts Sep 9

    Orig3n Laboratory Suspended After False Positives

    A Boston-based coronavirus testing lab that counts dozens of nursing homes among its clients has been suspended by the state after it returned nearly 400 false positive tests, state officials say.

  • coronavirus Sep 8

    Mass. Reports 168 More Coronavirus Cases, 8 New Deaths on Tuesday

    Massachusetts reported eight new coronavirus deaths and 168 more cases Monday, pushing the state’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll to 8,933 and its confirmed caseload to 121,214. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued the new numbers around 4 p.m. The seven-day weighted average of positive tests was less than 1%. An additional 1,748 cases are listed as probable in the…

  • coronavirus Sep 8

    Mass. Reports 370 More Coronavirus Cases, 10 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 370 new confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday and an additional 10 deaths. There have now been 8,917 confirmed deaths and 120,824 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The seven-day weighted average of positive tests was less than 1%. An additional 1,738 cases are listed as probable in Sunday’s report, and the total number of coronavirus deaths…

  • coronavirus Sep 8

    Mass. Reports 222 More Coronavirus Cases, 8 New Deaths on Labor Day

    Massachusetts reported eight new coronavirus deaths and 222 more cases Monday, pushing the state’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll to 8,925 and its confirmed caseload to more than 121,000. There have now been 121,046 cases in the state, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The seven-day weighted average of positive tests was less than 1%. An additional 1,745 cases…

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