• COVID Q&A October 28, 2021 9:35 am

    Do We Need to Be Concerned About the Delta Plus COVID Variant in Mass.?

    Recent reports have indicated that a new, potentially more highly transmissable version of the delta COVID-19 variant, dubbed “delta plus” is already here in Massachusetts. But do residents really need to be concerned about it? In a new weekly series, “COVID Q&A,” NBC10 Boston asked three top Boston doctors on Tuesday for their thoughts on the delta plus variant. Here’s what...

  • Delta COVID variant October 25, 2021 5:21 pm

    Mass. Doctors Address Delta Plus Concerns

    Doctors who spoke with NBC10 Boston say they are cautious rather than concerned at this point about the latest COVID variant dubbed “Delta plus.” It now accounts for about 6-percent of all cases in the UK and is being watched carefully by the CDC.

  • covid-19 testing August 22, 2021 7:39 pm

    Cape Cod Expands Free COVID Testing in Response to High Demand

    Public health officials across Cape Cod are expanding free COVID-19 testing opportunities in response to higher demand from the public amid the rise of the delta variant. The Cape Cod Times reports that Barnstable County officials are reactivating the free testing program at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth two afternoons a week. Cape Cod Healthcare has expanded its COVID-19…

  • coronavirus August 16, 2021 2:21 pm

    Rhode Island Reopens 2 COVID-19 Testing Sites

    Rhode Island is reopening two state-run COVID-19 testing sites Monday in response to increased demand. The testing sites at the Smithfield Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the Barrington Shopping Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, the state Department of Health announced. Like most state-run testing sites,…

  • Rhode Island August 10, 2021 9:42 pm

    RI Focuses on Health Workers in Fight Against Delta Variant

    Rhode Island is tackling a surge in new coronavirus cases caused by the highly contagious delta variant by requiring all health care workers at state-licensed facilities to get vaccinated by the beginning of October, Gov. Daniel McKee said Tuesday. Until then, unvaccinated workers will be required to wear surgical masks while on the job and get tested twice weekly, the…

  • coronavirus August 2, 2021 2:33 pm

    Here Are the Most Common COVID Symptoms in Vaccinated People

    Soaring COVID-19 case numbers fueled by the rapidly-spreading delta variant have prompted concerns, even among vaccinated individuals, although public health experts widely assert so-called breakthrough infections are typically rare. But in a change of course, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently acknowledged vaccinated people “are able to readily spread the virus.” The message was included in an internal…

  • COVID-19 August 2, 2021 8:32 am

    New COVID Cases in Mass. Skewing Toward Younger Adults

    The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts are skewing toward younger adults, according to data released by the state. The age group with the largest number of newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks were those aged 20-29, who had more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19. The group with the next highest number of new confirmed…

  • coronavirus July 16, 2021 7:36 pm

    Is Surging COVID a Real Worry? Why Mass. Doctors Are Concerned, Not Alarmed

    As Massachusetts starts to see a small uptick in COVID infections and cases start to spike in other parts of the United States, many are wondering if there is reason to be concerned. NBC10 Boston asked several public health experts to weigh in on whether or not residents should start taking precautions.

  • coronavirus July 16, 2021 2:12 pm

    Here's Why Gov. Baker Thinks COVID Cases Are Spiking in Mass.

    COVID-19 cases are rising again in Massachusetts, which has some health professionals expressing concern. State health officials reported another 236 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most cases in a single day since early June — and four new deaths on Thursday. The last time Massachusetts reported more than 236 new cases in one day was on June 3. The state’s COVID…

  • coronavirus July 15, 2021 11:48 pm

    With Delta Variant Spreading, Mass. Health Officials Urge Hesitant Residents to Get Vaccine

    As the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, Massachusetts health officials are looking to increase a plateauing rate of new vaccinations against the coronavirus. At a pop-up clinic in Stoughton, only seven people turned out to get vaccinated Thursday. Joel Marin said he’d been hesitant, but the clinic coming to his neighborhood helped, and so did...

  • coronavirus July 16, 2021 11:33 am

    Dozens of Vaccinated Residents Have Died of COVID in Mass.: What to Know About Breakthrough Cases

    Nearly 80 people have died with COVID-19 in Massachusetts even though they were fully vaccinated as the more contagious Delta variant continues to spread. These breakthrough cases where fully vaccinated individuals test positive for coronavirus have so far been rare, but are possible. Here’s what you need to know about breakthrough cases in Massachusetts: Public health officials have tracked 4,450…

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