UPDATE: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in an e-mail after Friday’s numbers were released that the data are incomplete. Network connectivity issues on Thursday that affected some state agencies “resulted in a substantial percentage of laboratory results not being reported” to the state, the e-mail said. The results will be included in the data released next Tuesday.
Massachusetts on Friday reported 12,864 new confirmed coronavirus cases and said 41,990 vaccinations, including booster shots, had been administered. The Department of Public Health also reported 64 new confirmed deaths.
The state also reported that 3,223 patients with COVID-19 were in the hospital. On Friday, the seven-day percent positivity was 19.90 percent.
Below are charts based on daily and weekly reports from the state that show how Massachusetts is doing in the battle against the coronavirus. The graphics take a state- and county-level view. You can find a town-by-town breakdown here. You can also find charts here that lay out how many vaccines have been distributed in Massachusetts, and to whom.
As of July 2021, the state Department of Public Health releases coronavirus case, death, and hospitalization data each weekday and no longer releases data on weekends.
The following derive from data included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s weekly coronavirus public health dashboard. Data on breakthrough cases will be released each Tuesday. The rest of the dashboard is released on Thursday each week.
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