COVID-19 updates: Mass. DPH reports third straight day of single-digit deaths

BOSTON — Download the free Boston 25 News app for up-to-the-minute push alerts

>> Complete local and national coronavirus coverage here

Updates from March 2021

Live updates for Saturday, April 10

State sees 3 new deaths, 2,107 new cases

Massachusetts on Saturday saw 3 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, the state’s Department of Public Health reported. That’s down from 9 deaths reported Friday, and 8 deaths reported Thursday. The total number of deaths in the state among people who had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus is now 17,034.

Also Saturday, the DPH reported 2,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, down slightly from 2,184 cases reported Friday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 618,054 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 35,847 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Saturday that 111,370 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 19,748,011 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Saturday, 685 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 178 were in intensive care units and 98 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped slightly to 2.30% Saturday, down from 2.38% Friday.

Friday, April 9

State sees 9 new deaths, 2,184 new cases

Massachusetts on Friday saw 9 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, the state’s Department of Public Health reported. That’s down slightly from 8 deaths reported Thursday, pushing the total number of deaths in the state among people who had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,031.

Also Friday, the DPH reported 2,184 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 1,938 cases reported Thursday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 615,947 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 35,475 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Friday that 92,786 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 19,636,641 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Friday, 711 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 174 were in intensive care units and 106 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests rose slightly to 2.38% Friday, up from 2.29% Thursday.

Thursday, April 8

77 Mass. cities and towns in the ‘red’

The number of Massachusetts cities and towns now considered high-risk for COVID-19 transmission increased to 77 on Thursday, up from 55 communities statewide last week classified as being in the “red,” the state’s Department of Public Health reported.

Billerica, Chatham, Chelmsford, Dighton, East Longmeadow, Edgartown, Hamilton, Holyoke, Hopedale, Hull, Littleton, Middleborough, Oak Bluffs, Paxton, Rehoboth, Revere, Somerset, Southampton, Swansea, Taunton, Tisbury, Wareham, Wenham, West Springfield, Westport, Whitman and Winchendon are the newest towns added to the “high-risk” classification.

Canton, Harwich, North Attleborough, Pembroke and Templeton all moved down from the “high-risk” category this week.

DESE reports 821 students, 157 teachers had COVID cases in last week

The state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reported Thursday that 821 students have reported positive cases of COVID-19 in the last week. All of those students had building access within the last seven days of their positive test reports.

Additionally, DESE said that 157 teachers have reported positive cases of COVID-19 between April 1 and April 7. Those teachers also had building access within the last seven days of their positive test reports.

There were an estimated 610,000 students and 115,000 teachers in public school buildings as of April 5.

DPH reports single-digit new deaths

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 8 more people in the state have died while having confirmed cases of COVID-19, pushing the total number of fatalities in Massachusetts among people who had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,022.

Additionally, Mass. DPH reported that there are 1,938 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 613,763 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 35,149 active ones.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 112,416 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 19,543,855 total molecular tests for the virus.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped to 2.29% Thursday from 2.46% yesterday.

Wednesday, April 7

State reaches 17K deaths, sees increase in cases, deaths

Massachusetts reached another milestone on Wednesday by surpassing 17,000 deaths among people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, the state’s Department of Public Health reported. State health officials reported Wednesday that 21 more people in the state have died, up from 12 deaths reported Tuesday, pushing the total number of deaths in the state among people who had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,014.

Also Wednesday, the DPH reported 2,292 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 611,825 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 35,075 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 118,123 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 19,431,439 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 755 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 179 were in intensive care units and 105 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped slightly to 2.46% Wednesday, down from 2.50% Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 6

Positive-test rate climbs to 2.50% while new cases, deaths drop

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there are 1,566 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 609,533 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 34,652 active ones.

Additionally, Mass. DPH reported that 12 more people in the state have died while having confirmed cases of COVID-19, pushing the total number of fatalities in Massachusetts among people who had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 16,993.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 61,251 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 19,313,316 total molecular tests for the virus.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.50% Tuesday.


RESOURCES:

- Massachusetts Coronavirus Information

- Boston Coronavirus Information

- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter | Watch Boston 25 NOW

- Download our free apps for your phone and smart TV