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    Mass. Reports 17 New Deaths as Daily COVID Case Number Tops 1,000 for 3rd Straight Day

    Massachusetts confirmed 17 new deaths and 1,216 more coronavirus cases Monday, marking the third straight day the state has announced more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. It was in mid-May that the Department of Public Health last reported daily cases in the thousands. There have now been 9,657 confirmed deaths and 148,336 cases, according to DPH. The percentage of coronavirus…

  • coronavirus Oct 25

    24 New Deaths in Mass. as Daily COVID Case Number Tops 1,000 for 2nd Straight Day

    Massachusetts confirmed 24 new deaths and 1,097 more coronavirus cases Sunday, marking the second straight day the state has announced more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. The high case numbers two days in a row from the Department of Public Health — the likes of which haven’t been seen since mid May — continue to show a marked increase in…

  • coronavirus Oct 25

    Daily COVID Case Number in Mass. Tops 1,000 for 1st Time Since May

    Massachusetts confirmed eight new deaths and 1,128 more coronavirus cases Saturday, as the numbers from the Department of Public Health show a continued increase in the number of cases being reported in the state this fall. The cases reported Saturday mark the first time the state has crossed the 1,000 mark since May 24, and the most in a single…

  • coronavirus Oct 23

    Mass. Confirms 19 New Deaths, 968 More Coronavirus Cases

    Massachusetts confirmed 19 new coronavirus deaths and 968 new cases Friday, health officials said. The numbers from the Department of Public Health show a continued increase in the number of cases being reported in Massachusetts this fall. The 986 cases reported in the commonwealth Thursday were the most in a single day since late May. Across on Thursday there were…

  • coronavirus Oct 23

    These 5 Numbers Illustrate the Rise of Coronavirus Cases in Massachusetts

    Health experts are expressing concern about the rising number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts as more towns and cities enter the state’s “red zone” of high-risk communities. On Thursday, health officials added nearly two dozen communities to the list of high-risk towns, impacting their ability to participate in Phase 3, Step 2 of the state’s reopening plan. Here are five…

  • Massachusetts Oct 23

    Mass. Pausing Indoor Ice Hockey for 2 Weeks Due to Increasing COVID-19 Cases

    All indoor ice rinks and ice skating facilities in Massachusetts are prohibited from operating for the next two weeks due to rising coronavirus cases connected to indoor ice hockey, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Thursday night. Officials say the new public health order is in response to multiple COVID-19 clusters occurring at rinks throughout the state following...

  • coronavirus Oct 23

    Doctor: ‘We Should be Concerned' About Rising COVID Cases in Mass.

    Physicians are voicing concerns about the rising number of cases in Massachusetts as 77 cities and towns are deemed high-risk for spreading coronavirus. Fourteen communities were added Thursday to the state’s list of cities and towns considered at the highest risk for transmitting COVID-19, according to the latest weekly community-level data on the pandemic. “We should be concerned. These are…

  • coronavirus Oct 23

    Revamped Coronavirus Risk Map: Mass. Up to 77 Communities in the Red

    Massachusetts’ latest weekly community-level data on the coronavirus pandemic, including the updated town-by-town risk assessment map, shows 77 communities considered at the highest risk for transmitting COVID-19, an increase of 14 from last week. This week’s report from the Department of Public Health was revamped to include data on isolated outbreaks, requiring its release to be moved back from Wednesdays…

  • Massachusetts Oct 23

    Mass. Hockey Paused for 2 Weeks

    Officials say the new public health order is in response to multiple COVID-19 clusters occurring at rinks throughout Massachusetts following games, practices and tournaments. Nearly 110 cases of the virus have been directly connected to hockey, the DPH said in a press release.

  • Massachusetts Oct 23

    New Details Shown in State's COVID-19 Risk Map

    This week’s report from the Department of Public Health was revamped to include data on isolated outbreaks, requiring its release to be moved back from Wednesdays to Thursdays. This is the first week of the new version.

  • Massachusetts Oct 22

    Mass. Up to 77 Communities in the Red

    Massachusetts’ latest weekly community-level data on the coronavirus pandemic, including the updated town-by-town risk assessment map, shows 77 communities considered at the highest risk for transmitting COVID-19, an increase of 14 from last week.

  • coronavirus Oct 22

    Mass. Confirms 30 New Deaths, 986 More Coronavirus Cases, the Highest This Fall

    Massachusetts confirmed 30 new coronavirus deaths and 986 new cases Thursday, the highest number of cases in a day so far this fall. Back on May 24 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,013 cases in a single day, according to archived data on its website. There have now been 9,589 confirmed deaths and 143,927 cases, according to DPH….

  • coronavirus Oct 21

    Mass. Reports 646 More Cases, 22 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 646 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday and an additional 22 deaths. There have now been 9,559 confirmed deaths and 142,941 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 1.3%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

  • coronavirus Oct 20

    Mass. Reports 821 More Cases, 5 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 821 new confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday and an additional five deaths. There have now been 9,537 confirmed deaths and 142,295 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, has risen to 1.3%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report,…

  • coronavirus Oct 19

    Mass. Confirms 827 More Coronavirus Cases, 15 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 827 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday and an additional 15 deaths. There have now been 9,532 confirmed deaths and 141,474 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 1.2%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

  • coronavirus Oct 19

    Mass. Surpasses 140,000 Coronavirus Cases With 744 New Cases, 14 More Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 14 new confirmed deaths Sunday and an additional 744 coronavirus cases, pushing the state’s total number of confirmed cases past 140,000 since the pandemic started. There have now been 9,517 confirmed deaths and 140,647 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, has decreased slightly to 1.2%,…

  • coronavirus Oct 18

    COVID Death Toll Surpasses 9,500 in Mass.; 21 More Deaths, 550 New Cases Reported

    Massachusetts surpassed 9,500 coronavirus deaths on Saturday as state health officials announced 21 more deaths and 550 new cases of the virus. There have now been 9,503 confirmed deaths and 139,903 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, has decreased slightly to 1.3%, according to the report. The…

  • coronavirus Oct 16

    Mass. Reports 702 More Cases, 30 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 702 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday and an additional 30 deaths. There have now been 9,482 confirmed deaths and 139,353 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, has risen to 1.4%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report,…

  • coronavirus Oct 15

    Massachusetts High-Risk COVID Communities Jump 58%; Statewide Average in Red

    The number of Massachusetts communities now in the highest-risk category on the state’s COVID-19 risk map has increased by 58%, according to new data released Wednesday. The number of Massachusetts cities and towns that are considered at high risk for transmission of the coronavirus has grown to 63 from 40 in just one week, according to the state Department of…

  • coronavirus Oct 15

    Mass. Reports 568 More Cases, 23 New Deaths

    Massachusetts reported 568 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday and an additional 23 deaths. There have now been 9,452 confirmed deaths and 138,651 cases, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average, remains at 1.3%, according to the report. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the daily COVID-19 report, however,…

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