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Major hospitals, except UMass Medical Center in Worcester, continue to show marked decline in COVID-19 cases in the past week

The total number of patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases down 16 percent from a week earlier

An ambulance crew wheeled in a patient to Boston Medical Center from their ambulance.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Individual hospital data released by the state show a total of 2,323 patients were hospitalized in Massachusetts on May 21 with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, a 16 percent drop from a week earlier.

Of that total, the number needing ICU care was 628, also a 16 percent drop from the previous week.

Significant declines have occurred at almost all major hospitals in that time frame: Massachusetts General Hospital’s hospitalizations fell from 281 to 222; Beth Israel Deaconess from 164 to 142; Boston Medical Center from 116 to 105; and Brigham and Women’s from 153 to 101; and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield from 95 to 75.


The only exception was UMass Medical Center in Worcester where hospitalizations rose within that one-week span from 161 to 168.

The latest numbers represent a snapshot of hospitalizations on May 21 from more than 60 acute-care hospitals across the state. The table below - which will be updated weekly by the Globe - shows each hospital’s self-reported data and reflects the most updated information released by the state on Friday, May 22.

Patricia Wen can be reached at Follow her @GlobePatty.