Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 9,085 deaths, 125,139 COVID-19 cases total

Coronavirus in Massachusetts: 9,085 deaths, 125,139 COVID-19 cases total

BOSTON (WWLP) – State public health officials reported 569 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, bringing the total number of confirmed cases statewide to 125,139. There are 26 new deaths reported for a total of 9,085 confirmed death cases. According to the Department of Public Health, 21,298 new tests were performed with a total of 2,067,821 individuals who have been tested by molecular tests with an overall of 3,337,292 molecular tests administered. Antibody Tests: A total of 299 new individuals have tested positive with 118,069 total tests reported. Antigen Tests: A total of 1,403 new individuals have tested positive with 116,565 total tests reported. 362 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 with 65 patients that are in intensive care units. • Facilities reporting at least one probable or confirmed case of COVID-19: 382 Data provided the day before by hospitals to DPH. Total patients of suspected and confirmed cases (including ICU) You can get more details about the COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth here. COVID-19 Molecular Test: Also known as a PCR test. This diagnostic test identifies the presence of virus’s genetic material. These tests are very accurate and a positive result means someone has current or very recent infection. COVID-19 Antigen Test: This test identifies the presence of proteins on the surface of the virus. These diagnostic tests are somewhat less accurate (i.e., low sensitivity) than molecular tests but a positive result is suggestive of current infection. COVID-19 Antibody Test: Also known as a ...
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