• coronavirus June 1, 2022 11:26 am

    Is the Surge Over? Boston COVID Cases, Test Positivity Declining

    COVID-19 cases and the test positivity rate in Boston have been on a steady decline for about a week now. But health officials say it’s still too soon to say if the current surge is truly over. The 7-day moving average of cases peaked at 440 on May 6 and has been steadily declining since then, dropping below 300 number…

  • coronavirus December 30, 2021 6:54 pm

    Gov. Baker Defends Massachusetts' COVID Testing Abilities Amid Surge

    Gov. Charlie Baker defended his administration’s COVID-19 testing efforts as long lines continue to stretch at testing sites while cases surge in Massachusetts. Taking questions from reporters after riding the new Green Line Extension train from Lechmere Station to Union Square and back again, Baker pointed to the fact that Massachusetts is the state conducting the second-most tests per...

  • coronavirus December 28, 2021 5:12 pm

    Mass. COVID Case Total Tops 1 Million as Hospitals Prepare for Omicron Surge

    More than 1 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Massachusetts as of Tuesday, when the Department of Public Health announced 9,228 more. It brought the total cases confirmed since February 2020 to 1,002,266, amid a spike of new ones in recent weeks. The total is the equivalent of roughly one-seventh of the state’s population. Sixty-three newly reported deaths brought…

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