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Massachusetts Reports 1938 coronavirus cases

The Department of Public Health  Massachusetts reported 1,938 confirmed coronavirus cases  on Thursday. This brings the statewide total to 613,763 since the start of the pandemic. The officials also added 8 confirmed deaths to the state’s total, which is now 17,022.

Nearly 5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been shipped to Massachusetts, of which 83.2% have been administered. Newly 1.62 million people in the state are fully vaccinated. According to the report An estimated 35,149 cases are active across Massachusetts.The report said 735 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 176 were reported to be in an intensive care unit. The department of public health weekly report released on Thursday, 77 communities were in the “Red,” or at high risk of COVID-19, up from 55 communities the week before.

Risk designations that are colored, grey, green, yellow and red based on infection levels which are determined using several metrics for three population categories: communities with a population of less than 10,000; between 10,000 and 50,000; and greater than 50,000.The communities of less than 10,000 residents, “grey” will be assigned if there are 10 total cases or fewer; “green” if there are up to 15 cases; “yellow” if there are up to 25 cases; and “red” if there are more than 25 cases.

For communities between 10,000 and 50,000 residents, “grey” will be assigned if there are 10 total cases or fewer; “green” if there are less than 10 average cases per 100,000 residents and more than 10 cases; “yellow” if there are 10 or more cases per 100,000 residents or a test positivity rate of 5% or more; and “red” if there are 10 or more cases per 100,000 residents and a test positivity rate of 5% or more.

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