• coronavirus Jul 30

    New Mask Guidance Issued for Fully Vaccinated People in Massachusetts

    Fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts are now recommended to wear face masks in public, indoor settings under certain conditions, state health officials said Friday, stopping short of a full mask mandate. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s new guidance recommends that “a fully vaccinated person wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home)”...

  • coronavirus Jul 30

    Mass. COVID Test Positivity Tops 2%; 844 New COVID Cases, 3 Deaths Confirmed

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 844 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since early May — and three new deaths on Friday, while the rate of tests returning positive is once again above 2%. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 672,488 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,714….

  • coronavirus Jul 30

    Mass. COVID Test Positivity Tops 2%; 844 New COVID Cases, 3 Deaths Confirmed

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 844 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since early May — and three new deaths on Friday, while the rate of tests returning positive is once again above 2%. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 672,488 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,714….

  • coronavirus Jul 29

    Mass. Confirms 742 New COVID Cases, 8 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 742 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since early May — and eight new deaths on Thursday. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 671,644 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,711. The last time Massachusetts reported more than 742 cases in one day…

  • Jul 28

    Mass. Confirms 598 New COVID Cases, 6 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 598 confirmed coronavirus cases and six new deaths on Wednesday. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 670,902 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,703. The state’s COVID metrics, tracked on the Department of Public Health’s interactive coronavirus dashboard, are far lower than they were several months ago,...

  • coronavirus Jul 27

    Mass. Confirms 657 New COVID Cases, 12 More Deaths

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 657 confirmed coronavirus cases and 12 new deaths on Tuesday as the testing rate rose above 1.8%. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 670,304 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,697. Tuesday’s number of new cases was the most in a single day since mid-May, and the…

  • coronavirus Jul 26

    Mass. COVID Testing Rate Up to 1.65%; 1,243 New Cases, 7 New Deaths Over Weekend

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 1,243 confirmed coronavirus cases and seven new deaths on Monday as the testing rate rose above 1.6%. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 669,647 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,685. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health no longer issues COVID reports over the weekend. The average…

  • coronavirus Jul 23

    Mass. Confirms 586 New COVID Cases, 5 New Deaths; Testing Rate at 1.53%

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 586 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since mid-May — and five new deaths on Friday as the testing rate rose above 1.5%. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 667,404 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,678. The last time Massachusetts reported more…

  • coronavirus Jul 22

    Mass. Confirms 477 New COVID Cases, 6 New Deaths; Testing Rate at 1.39%

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 477 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since mid-May — and six new deaths on Thursday as the testing rate increased again. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 667,818 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,673. The last time Massachusetts reported more than…

  • coronavirus Jul 21

    Mass. Confirms 457 New COVID Cases, 2 New Deaths; Testing Rate at 1.3%

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 457 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since mid-May — and two new deaths on Wednesday as the testing rate increased again. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 667,341 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,667. The last time Massachusetts reported more than…

  • coronavirus Jul 20

    Mass. Confirms 366 New COVID Cases, the Most in 1 Day Since May

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 366 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since late May — and six new deaths on Tuesday as the testing rate increased again. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 666,884 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,665. The last time Massachusetts reported more…

  • Massachusetts Jul 20

    New Mask Advisory in Provincetown After Spike in COVID Cases

    So far 132 cases have been linked to a Provincetown cluster from the Fourth of July holiday week.

  • coronavirus Jul 19

    Mass. Confirms 717 New COVID Cases, 4 Deaths Over Weekend as Testing Rate Rises Above 1%

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 717 confirmed coronavirus cases and four new deaths on Monday as the testing rate jumped back above 1%, in a report covering the weekend. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 666,518 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,659. The state’s COVID metrics, tracked on the Department of…

  • mosquitoes Jul 16

    West Nile Virus Detected in 1st Boston Mosquito This Year

    For the first time in 2021, West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito in Boston, health officials said Friday. The virus-carrying mosquito was captured in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday and confirmed to have West Nile at the state’s public health lab Friday, the Boston Public Health Commission said. The announcement comes just over two weeks since the year’s...

  • coronavirus Jul 15

    Mass. Confirms 236 New COVID Cases, 4 More Deaths as Metrics Creep Up

    Massachusetts 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 report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 665,532 since the start of the pandemic, and its death toll to 17,652. The last time Massachusetts reported more than 236 new cases in…

  • coronavirus Jul 14

    Mass. Once Again Reports Over 200 COVID Cases in 1 Day

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 208 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most cases in a single day since early June — and one new death on Wednesday. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 665,296 since the start of the pandemic, and its death toll to 17,648. The last time Massachusetts reported more 200 new cases in one…

  • coronavirus Jul 14

    79 People Dead, 303 Hospitalized in Mass. Breakthrough Cases: Report

    At least 79 people have died with COVID-19 in Massachusetts even though they were fully vaccinated, according to a newspaper report, as the more contagious Delta variant continues to spread. The so-called breakthrough cases — cases where fully vaccinated individuals test positive for coronavirus — have so far been rare, but are possible. As of June 19, a total of…

  • coronavirus Jul 13

    Mass. Confirms 0 New COVID Deaths and 191 New Cases, Most in 1 Day in a Month

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 191 confirmed coronavirus cases — the most in a single day since early June — and no new deaths on Tuesday. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 665,088 since the start of the pandemic, while its death toll held at 17,647. The last time Massachusetts reported more than 191 new cases in…

  • Delta variant Jul 13

    Mass. COVID-19 Cases on the Rise as Delta Variant Spreads

    Though the metrics remain near their recorded low points, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising in Massachusetts as the Delta variant continues to spread.

  • coronavirus Jul 12

    Mass. Confirms 322 New COVID Cases, 1 Death Over the Weekend

    Massachusetts health officials reported another 322 confirmed coronavirus cases and one new deaths on Monday, in a report covering the weekend. The report pushed the state’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 664,897 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,647. The state’s COVID metrics, tracked on the Department of Public Health’s interactive coronavirus dashboard, are far lower...

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