• COVID-19 Aug 8

    Over 624K Coronavirus Tests Conducted for Athletes, Workers During Tokyo Olympics

    The IOC released their coronavirus testing data on Sunday, which included the total tests and results for Games participants, staff and contractors from July 1 through August 6. Across the weeks leading up to and through the Games, 624,364 screening tests were completed in Tokyo with 138 confirmed positives.

  • coronavirus Jun 4

    Mass. Launches Statewide COVID-19 Testing for Early Education Centers

    The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care is launching a statewide pooled COVID-19 testing program for early education centers around the state.  The state has offered pooled testing to K-12 schools across the state since February, but this is the first time it will be offered for free to early education centers. State officials announced Thursday that they’ll...

  • coronavirus in connecticut Apr 1

    CT Gov. Lamont to Give Update as COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands

    Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate increased to 4.45% and 14 more deaths have been reported, according to state officials. Hospitalizations are down by 21, bringing the total below 500 to 492. The state’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 7,900. During a news conference Thursday, Governor Ned Lamont said Connecticut ranks as number 35 in coronavirus deaths per capita across the…

  • coronavirus Mar 22

    Swampscott High School Goes Remote Amid ‘Largest Outbreak' to Date

    Swampscott High School is going fully remote for the next two weeks in what district officials are calling the “largest outbreak of COVID cases,” the Massachusetts town has seen throughout the entire pandemic. About 100 high school students and parents have either tested positive for COVID-19 or were in close contact with somebody who did, according to town officials. “These…

  • coronavirus testing Feb 27

    Plunging Demand for COVID-19 Tests May Leave US Exposed

    Communities across the U.S. are seeing plummeting demand for coronavirus testing

  • coronavirus Feb 15

    1,480 New COVID Cases, 32 More Deaths Confirmed in Mass.

    Massachusetts health officials confirmed 1,480 new coronavirus cases and 32 more deaths on Monday, as the number of estimated active cases continues to decline. There have now been 530,735 confirmed cases and 15,208 deaths in the Bay State since the pandemic began, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  Another 309 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The…

  • coronavirus Feb 14

    1,820 New COVID Cases, 60 More Deaths Confirmed in Mass.

    Massachusetts health officials confirmed 1,820 new coronavirus cases and 60 more deaths on Sunday, as the state’s COVID-19 metrics continue to trend down. There have now been 529,255 confirmed cases and 15,176 deaths in the Bay State since the pandemic began, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  Another 308 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. According to…

  • coronavirus Feb 14

    Mass. Confirms 1,949 New COVID Cases, 65 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported 1,949 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 65 more deaths on Saturday, as the estimated number of active cases dropped below 50,000. There have now been totals of 527,435 confirmed cases and 15,116 deaths in the Bay State, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 308 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’…

  • coronavirus Feb 12

    Mass. Hits 2 Milestones in COVID Pandemic: 15,000 Dead, 1 Million Vaccine Doses Given

    Massachusetts’ coronavirus death toll topped 15,000 on Friday, yet another grim milestone reported by health officials in the pandemic even as they reported a hopeful one: that more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state. It’s been just over a year since the first coronavirus case was reported in Massachusetts, and under 11 months since the…

  • coronavirus Feb 13

    Harvard Study on Testing Before Flights

    As the federal government considers mandating testing for domestic air travel, Harvard released a study that shows COVID testing is more effective than other health screenings like temperature checks.

  • coronavirus Feb 10

    Mass. Confirms 1,920 New COVID Cases, 82 Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported 1,920 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 82 more deaths on Wednesday. There have now been totals of 521,045 confirmed cases and 14,903 deaths in the Bay State, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 304 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending down in the past several…

  • coronavirus Feb 9

    Mass. Confirms 1,319 New COVID Cases, 68 Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported 1,319 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 68 more deaths on Monday. There have now been totals of 519,125 confirmed cases and 14,821 deaths in the Bay State, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 303 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending down in the past several…

  • coronavirus Feb 9

    Mass. Confirms 1,276 New Cases, 55 Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported 1,276 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 55 more deaths on Monday. There have now been totals of 517,806 confirmed cases and 14,753 deaths in the Bay State, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 301 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending down in the past several…

  • coronavirus Feb 7

    Mass. COVID Test Rate Drops Under 3%, 3,004 Cases and 76 Deaths Confirmed

    Massachusetts health officials reported 3,004 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 76 more deaths on Sunday, while also finding that under 3% of tests are returning positive for the first time since November. There have now been totals of 516,530 confirmed cases and 14,698 deaths in the Bay State, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 301 deaths are…

  • coronavirus Feb 6

    Mass. Confirms 3,378 New COVID-19 Cases, 59 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported 3,378 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 59 more deaths on Saturday. There have now been totals of 513,526 confirmed cases and 14,622 deaths in the Bay State, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 299 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending down for the past couple weeks,…

  • coronavirus Feb 5

    Mass. Confirms 2,982 New Coronavirus Cases, 74 More Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 2,982 new confirmed coronavirus cases and an additional 74 deaths on Friday, when the number of estimated active cases dipped below 60,000. There have now been 510,148 confirmed cases and 14,563 deaths, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 296 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending down, according…

  • coronavirus Feb 3

    Mass. Confirms 2,186 New Coronavirus Cases, 53 More Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 2,186 new confirmed coronavirus cases and an additional 53 deaths on Wednesday. There have now been 504,564 confirmed cases and 14,415 deaths, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 293 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending down, according to the Department of Public Health’s interactive coronavirus dashboard, with…

  • coronavirus Feb 3

    Mass. Confirms 1,963 New Coronavirus Cases, 45 More Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 1,963 new confirmed coronavirus cases and an additional 45 deaths on Tuesday, a day after the 500,000 case was recorded. There have now been 502,378 confirmed cases and 14,362 deaths, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 290 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending down, according to the…

  • coronavirus Feb 1

    Mass. Confirms 500,000th Coronavirus Case — 1 Year After the First

    Massachusetts has now confirmed more than 500,000 coronavirus cases after recording 2,270 on Monday, along with 30 deaths. The milestone comes on the one-year anniversary of the very first COVID-19 case reported in the Bay State in a Boston student. There have now been 500,415 confirmed cases and 14,317 deaths in Massachusetts, according to the Department of Public Health. Another…

  • coronavirus Feb 1

    Mass. Confirms 2,546 New Coronavirus Cases as State Nears 500K Caseload Mark

    Massachusetts is nearing the half million mark for confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. On Sunday, the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 2,546, and its confirmed caseload rose to 498,145, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The number of newly confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 46 on Sunday, pushing…

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