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9,047 confirmed cases and 41 deaths in a week. See the latest COVID-19 data from Mass.

Here’s a look at the latest coronavirus numbers in Massachusetts, including case numbers, deaths, demographics, and more.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Elementary school-aged children already received kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s original vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older.

Should I still be worried about monkeypox?

The monkeypox outbreak is showing signs of slowing around the globe, but health officials are bracing for the virus to stick around as a background threat with periodic flare-ups.

CDC says early data offers positive signs about monkeypox vaccine

Americans who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine were significantly less likely to be infected by the virus over the summer than those who did not.

New infectious threats are coming. The US probably won’t contain them.

COVID and monkeypox outbreaks have revealed deep fissures in the nation’s framework for containing epidemics. Add to that plummeting public trust, rampant misinformation.

States spend federal COVID aid on roads, buildings, seawalls

Relatively little of the federal aid from the American Rescue Plan act has gone toward traditional public health purposes, according to an Associated Press review of reports filed.

The level of coronavirus in Eastern Mass. waste water just shot up

An important indicator of the prevalence of COVID-19 infections, the level of coronavirus detected in Eastern Massachusetts waste water, registered a sharp increase in recent days.

COVID cases increase sharply among Mass. children and teens as school starts, fall arrives

Children and teens have seen sharp increases in COVID-19 case counts recently, led by 10- to 19-year-olds who saw a 59.6 percent jump in the latest weekly report, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.