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The latest COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts

Ryan Huddle

As of March 5, there are a few changes to the daily graphics on this page. The bar charts representing coronavirus deaths and cases by the date they were reported by the state have both been adjusted to show only data since June 1, 2020. The county-by-county map of cumulative cases and deaths has been replaced with a chart. The graph showing individual test positivity rate has been removed as the number of new individuals getting tested continues to fall.

How is Massachusetts doing in its battle against the coronavirus?

These charts, built from data on the state’s website, tell the story. The data comes from daily reports, weekly reports, and files the state has made available for download.

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The charts 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.

At the bottom of the page, several charts provide an overview of the status of the pandemic across the United States.

Daily graphics

The following derive from data included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s daily coronavirus dashboard.




In addition to the positivity rates above, a fourth possible way to calculate the test positivity rate is to divide the total number of positive cases by the number of people tested for the first time. That metric is not provided by the state on its daily dashboard, but it can be calculated from data files released by the state. Here it is:





Weekly graphics

The following derive from data included in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s weekly coronavirus public health dashboard. The dashboard is released on Thursday each week.





Latest numbers in the U.S.






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Peter Bailey-Wells can be reached at peter.bailey-wells@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @pbaileywells.