COVID-19 updates: State reports cumulative breakthrough cases in MA at 19,443

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17 new deaths, 1,557 new cases reported in MA

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were 17 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,874.

DPH also reported 1,557 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 709,599 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 63,162 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 26,164,000 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Tuesday, 591 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 163 were in intensive care units and 100 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.61% Tuesday, up from 2.51% on Monday.

State unveils latest data on breakthrough COVID-19 cases

The state’s Department of Public Health published new data Tuesday on the amount of breakthrough COVID-19 cases - defined as COVID-19 cases in people who were fully vaccinated more than 14 days ago - in Massachusetts.

Per Mass. DPH, there have been 19,443 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Saturday, August 28. That’s an increase of more than 3,000 cases from the 15,739 breakthrough cases reported in Massachusetts as of August 21. The most recent number of breakthrough cases in the commonwealth represents 0.43% of fully vaccinated individuals.

Of those cases, 651 resulted in hospitalizations while 144 people with breakthrough cases in the state died, DPH reported.

Monday, August 30

10 new deaths, 4,081 new cases reported over weekend

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday that there were 10 new deaths over the weekend among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,857.

DPH also reported 4,081 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 708,042 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Monday that 175,063 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 26,100,838 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Monday, 603 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 156 were in intensive care units and 96 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped to 2.51% Monday. That’s a decrease from Friday’s rate of 2.75% and Thursday’s 2.68%.

Friday, August 27

6 deaths, 1,591 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Friday that 6 more people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,847. One death of a person with a probable case of the virus was also reported.

DPH also reported 1,591 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Massachusetts has seen 703,961 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Friday that 65,167 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,925,775 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Friday, 572 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 149 were in intensive care units and 78 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.75% Friday, up 2.68% Thursday.

Thursday, August 26

13 deaths, 1,793 new cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 13 more people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,841.

DPH also reported 1,793 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 1,400 the previous day. Massachusetts has seen 702,370 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 76,606 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,860,608 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Thursday, 565 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 143 were in intensive care units and 70 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped slightly to 2.68% Thursday, down from 2.69% Wednesday, and down from 2.72% Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 25

State tops more than 700K total cases

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that Massachusetts has seen 700,577 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The DPH reported 3 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,828.

DPH also reported 1,400 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 1,290 the previous day.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 63,646 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,784,002 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 569 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 145 were in intensive care units and 72 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped to 2.69% Wednesday, down slightly from 2.72% Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 24

16 new deaths, 1,290 new cases reported in MA

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were 16 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,825.

DPH also reported 1,290 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 699,177 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 47,054 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,720,356 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Tuesday, 575 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 140 were in intensive care units and 63 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.72% Tuesday, up from 2.59% on Monday.

State unveils latest data on breakthrough COVID-19 cases

The state’s Department of Public Health published new data Tuesday on the amount of breakthrough COVID-19 cases - defined as COVID-19 cases in people who were fully vaccinated more than 14 days ago - in Massachusetts.

Per Mass. DPH, there have been 15,739 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Saturday, August 21. That’s an increase of more than 3,000 cases from the 12,641 breakthrough cases reported in Massachusetts as of August 14. The most recent number of breakthrough cases in the commonwealth represents 0.35% of fully vaccinated individuals.

Of those cases, 571 resulted in hospitalizations while 131 people with breakthrough cases in the state died, DPH reported.

Monday, August 23

4 new deaths, 3,335 new cases reported over weekend

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday that there were four new deaths over the weekend among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,809.

DPH also reported 3,335 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 697,887 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Monday that 138,425 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,673,302 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Monday, 530 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 139 were in intensive care units and 68 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped to 2.59% Monday. That’s a decrease from Friday’s rate of 2.81% and Thursday’s 2.76%.

Friday, August 20

6 new deaths, 1,459 new cases reported in MA

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Friday that there were four new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,805.

DPH also reported 1,459 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 694,552 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Friday that 64,528 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,534,877 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Friday, 467 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 108 were in intensive care units and 49 were intubated. Of the 467 hospitalized, 140 of those patients were reported as fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.81% Friday, down from 2.76% on Thursday.

Thursday, August 19

4 new deaths, 1,373 new cases reported in MA

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Thursday that there were four new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,799.

DPH also reported 1,373 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 693,093 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 55,432 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,470,349 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Thursday, 439 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 94 were in intensive care units and 48 were intubated. Of the 439 hospitalized, 129 of those patients were reported as fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests decreased slightly to 2.76% Thursday, up from 2.78% on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 18

11 new deaths, 1,452 new cases reported in MA

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that there were 11 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,795.

DPH also reported 1,452 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 691,720 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 62,290 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,414,917 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 432 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 89 were in intensive care units and 43 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests decreased to 2.78% Wednesday, down from 2.82% on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 17

6 new deaths, 1,254 new cases reported in MA

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were six new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,784.

DPH also reported 1,254 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 690,268 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 47,047 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,352,627 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Tuesday, 428 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 86 were in intensive care units and 40 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.82% Tuesday, up from 2.74% on Monday.

State unveils new data on breakthrough COVID-19 cases

The state’s Department of Public Health published new data Tuesday on the amount of breakthrough COVID-19 cases - defined as COVID-19 cases in people who were fully vaccinated more than 14 days ago - in Massachusetts.

Per Mass. DPH, there are 12,641 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Saturday, August 14. That’s an increase of more than 2,600 cases from the 9,969 breakthrough cases reported in Massachusetts as of August 7. The most recent number of breakthrough cases in the commonwealth represents 0.29% of fully vaccinated individuals.

Of those cases, 496 resulted in hospitalizations while 124 people with breakthrough cases in the state died, DPH reported.

Monday, August 16

6 new deaths, 2,996 new cases reported over weekend

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday that there were 6 new deaths over the weekend among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,778.

DPH also reported 2,996 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 689,014 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Monday that 117,351 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,305,580 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Monday, 402 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 82 were in intensive care units and 38 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped to 2.74% Monday. That’s a decrease from Friday’s rate of 2.89% and Thursday’s 2.86%.

Friday, August 13

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Friday that there were 11 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,772.

DPH also reported 1,182 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, down from 1,228 on Thursday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 686,018 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Friday that 47,660 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,188,229 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Friday, 375 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 85 were in intensive care units and 32 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.89%, up from 2.86% on Thursday.

Thursday, August 12

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Thursday that there were 10 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,761.

DPH also reported 1,228 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, down from 1,368 on Wednesday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 684,836 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 52,270 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,140,569 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Thursday, 375 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 85 were in intensive care units and 32 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.86% , down from 2.91% on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 11

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that there were 8 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,751.

DPH also reported 1,368 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 1,109 on Tuesday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 683,608 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 55,950 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,088,299 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 346 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 86 were in intensive care units and 36 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.91%, up from 2.88% on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 10

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were 13 new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,743.

DPH also reported 1,109 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 2,587 on Monday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 682,240 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 39,358 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 25,032,349 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Tuesday, 334 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 78 were in intensive care units and 33 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.88%, up from 2.72% on Monday.

Monday, August 9

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday that there were three new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,730.

DPH also reported 2,587 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 1,111 on Friday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 681,131 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Friday that 100,261 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 24,992,991 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Monday, 314 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 76 were in intensive care units and 33 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.72%, up from 2.65% on Friday.

Friday, August 6

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Friday that there were two new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,727.

DPH also reported 1,111 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 1,046 on Thursday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 678,544 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Friday that 45,089 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 24,847,641 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Friday, 271 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 61 were in intensive care units and 22 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.65%, up from 2.61% on Thursday.

Thursday, August 5

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Thursday that there were two new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,725.

DPH also reported 1,046 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, up from 962 on Wednesday. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 677,433 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 47,670 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 24,847,641 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Thursday, 264 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 55 were in intensive care units and 19 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped very slightly to 2.61%, down from 2.62% Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 4

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that there were five new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,723.

DPH also reported 962 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 676,387 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 43,645 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 24,799,971 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 245 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 58 were in intensive care units and 19 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests rose to 2.62% Wednesday, up from 2.54% Tuesday, and up from 2.28% Monday.

Tuesday, August 3

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there were two new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,718.

DPH also reported 883 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 675,425 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 33,448 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 24,756,326 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Tuesday, 226 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 51 were in intensive care units and 16 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests rose to 2.54% Tuesday. That’s yet another increase, this time up from 2.28% Monday.

Monday, August 2

2 new deaths, 2,054 new cases reported over weekend

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday that there were two new deaths over the weekend among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. That pushes the total number of deaths in the commonwealth among people with confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,716.

DPH also reported 2,054 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 674,542 total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Monday that 81,483 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 24,722,878 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Monday, 215 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 50 were in intensive care units and 19 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests rose to 2.28% Monday. That’s the highest positivity rate for the state since Friday, April 23.


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