Massachusetts studies practically 3,000 new coronavirus circumstances in new excessive since spring


Public well being officers reported just below 3,000 new coronavirus circumstances on Saturday — notching one other each day excessive because the spring as COVID-19 continues its resurgence throughout the Bay State and the nation forward of Thanksgiving.

The two,991 new circumstances reported Saturday symbolize the second-highest each day complete because the virus arrived in Massachusetts, in line with the state Division of Public Well being. The very best was 3,079 circumstances on April 23. There have been initially 4,946 circumstances reported on April 24, however the state mentioned that was due partially to a reporting backlog from a nationwide lab.

There at the moment are 197,329 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances within the commonwealth, in line with the state Division of Public Well being, and an estimated 37,328 energetic circumstances. One other 215 possible circumstances have been reported Saturday, for a mixed complete of 204,155 confirmed and possible circumstances. The seven-day common of recent confirmed circumstances was 1,715.

The seven-day weighted common optimistic check fee was 3.2%. That common with higher-education assessments eliminated was 5.1%. One other 109,239 assessments have been reported Saturday, for a complete of practically 7.8 million.

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