• vaccine safety Apr 14

    Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause: Safety, Hesitancy, Impact and More

    We take a hard look at the facts surrounding federal health officials’ recommendation that Johnson & Johnson vaccines be paused after six women developed a rare blood clot, with one dying. Our team explains how safe the vaccine is, addresses vaccine hesitancy and looks at the impact on underserved communities, while a top doctor gives expert analysis.

  • coronavirus Apr 14

    Mass. Confirms 1,401 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 More Deaths

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 1,401 cases of the new coronavirus and seven new deaths on Tuesday. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 622,662 and the death toll at 17,068, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 345 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The average number of coronavirus cases, average coronavirus test positivity…

  • coronavirus Apr 12

    Mass. Confirms 1,376 New COVID-19 Cases, 19 More Deaths

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 1,376 cases of the new coronavirus and 19 new deaths on Monday. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 621,261 and the death toll at 17,061, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 345 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The average number of coronavirus cases, average coronavirus test positivity…

  • coronavirus Apr 11

    Mass. Confirms 1,831 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 1,831 cases of the new coronavirus and eight new deaths on Sunday. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 619,885 and the death toll at 17,042, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 345deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Both the average number of coronavirus cases and average coronavirus test…

  • coronavirus Apr 9

    Massachusetts Red Zone Towns Up 40%: Inside the Numbers

    The number of cities and towns that meet the Department of Public Health’s criteria for the red high-risk category increased 40% from last week, has now climbed for four consecutive weeks and has more than doubled in two weeks. There are now 77 Massachusetts communities “in the red,” meaning the state considers them to have the highest risk of COVID-19…

  • coronavirus Apr 9

    Mass. Confirms 2,184 New COVID-19 Cases, 9 More Deaths

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 2,184 cases of the new coronavirus and 9 new deaths on Friday. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 615,947 and the death toll at 17,031, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 345 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Both the average number of coronavirus cases and average coronavirus…

  • coronavirus Apr 8

    1,938 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Deaths Confirmed in Mass.

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 1,938 cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths on Wednesday. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 613,763 and the death toll at 17,022, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 344 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Both the average number of coronavirus cases and average coronavirus test positivity…

  • coronavirus Apr 7

    Massachusetts' COVID Death Toll Tops 17,000; 2,292 More Cases Confirmed

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 2,292 cases of COVID-19 and 21 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s death toll above 17,000. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 611,825 and the death toll at 17,014, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 344 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Both the average number of…

  • coronavirus Apr 6

    Mass. Confirms 1,566 COVID Cases, 12 Deaths; 1.5 Million People Fully Vaccinated

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 1,566 cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths on Tuesday. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 609,533 and the death toll at 16,993, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 344 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The state reached a milestone in its vaccination drive Tuesday, as more…

  • coronavirus Apr 5

    Mass. Confirms 2,912 New COVID Cases, 43 Deaths Over 2 Days

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 2,912 cases of COVID-19 and 43 new deaths on Monday, as two days’ worth of data were released. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 607,967 and the death toll at 16,981, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 344 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. The data wasn’t reported…

  • Massachusetts Apr 3

    Mass. Confirms 2,263 More COVID Cases, 30 New Deaths as Key Metrics Continue to Rise

    Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 2,263 cases of COVID-19 and 30 new deaths on Saturday, with some experts saying a fourth wave of the pandemic may already have arrived. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 605,055 and the death toll at 16,938, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 343 deaths are considered probably linked to…

  • coronavirus Mar 29

    Mass. Among ‘Areas of Greatest Concern' as COVID Cases Continue to Rise

    The Department of Public Health’s projection of active COVID-19 cases crept above 30,000 on Sunday, reflecting the increase in new cases in Massachusetts that has drawn attention from health experts. Sunday’s estimate of 30,772 active cases, roughly equivalent to the population of Needham, is the highest since Feb. 26 and an increase of more than 20% from the low point…

  • Massachusetts Mar 22

    Mass. Confirms 1,678 New COVID Cases, 33 More Deaths

    Massachusetts public health officials on Sunday reported 1,678 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 33 more deaths, one day before a slew of changes take effect in the state. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 579,580 and the death toll at 16,531, according to the Department of Public Health’s interactive coronavirus dashboard. Another 336 deaths are considered probable, as of…

  • Massachusetts Mar 20

    Mass. Confirms 1,880 New COVID Cases, 29 More Deaths

    Massachusetts public health officials on Saturday reported 1,880 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 more deaths. The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 577,902 and the death toll at 16,498, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending downward in the past several weeks, according to the Department of Public Health’s interactive coronavirus…

  • Massachusetts Mar 18

    Mass. Announces 1,857 New COVID Cases, 27 More Deaths

    Massachusetts public health officials reported 1,857 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday and 27 more deaths. That puts the total confirmed cases at 574,135 and the death toll at 16,426, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 333 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19. Generally, Massachusetts’ coronavirus metrics have been trending downward in the past several weeks, according…

  • coronavirus Mar 18

    UMass to Test At-Random in New State-Commissioned Study

    University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers are taking a new approach to testing for COVID-19, aimed at getting ahead of the spread.  Right now, most testing focuses on people who have symptoms or might have been exposed to others who are sick. In a study commissioned by the state, UMass will spend the next 14 months selecting people at random to…

  • coronavirus Mar 18

    UMass Launches New COVID Testing Program

    In a study commissioned by the Massachusetts Health Department, UMass Amherst researchers will select people at random to be tested for COVID-19 as well as antibodies.

  • coronavirus Mar 10

    Record Single-Day Vaccine Doses Given in Mass.

    A record number of people were given the coronavirus vaccine in Massachusetts on Monday, which comes about one year since Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency due to the pandemic.

  • uk covid variant Feb 15

    19 More Cases of UK COVID Variant Detected in Mass.

    Nineteen more cases of the highly contagious United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Massachusetts, bringing the total number of known cases infected with this strain in the commonwealth to 29, state health officials announced Sunday. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, only four of the total 29 cases have evidence of recent travel, suggesting that…

  • Massachusetts Jan 18

    Southeastern Mass. Needs a State-Run Vaccination Site, Local Leaders Say

    Some community leaders are expressing concern over long distances that residents will have to travel to get a COVID-19 vaccine. In southeastern Massachusetts, more than 50 municipalities are deemed “high risk” for COVID-19 spread, according to data released by the state’s Department of Public Health but there are no local vaccination sites for those residents, MassLive reported. New Bedford Mayor...

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