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Students headed to the T and buses on Tremont Street after leaving John D. O'Bryant School of Math & Science and Madison Park High School.

Mass. reports uptick in new school coronavirus cases: 13,380 among students and 4,043 among staff

The reported total cases among students and staff climbed nearly 63 percent more than those reported last week, to 13,380 new cases among students and 4,043 among staff for the week that ended Wednesday.

Town-by-town COVID-19 data in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health releases new town-by-town data for coronavirus cases every week. Here is the latest set of such data showing how the coronavirus has ravaged individual communities throughout the state.

A health worker prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine during a rural vaccination drive by Broadreach NGO at Duduzile Secondary School in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

South African firm says it may close its COVID vaccine plant

The first factory to produce COVID-19 vaccines in Africa says it has not received enough orders and may stop production within weeks.

In this May 7, 2020 file photo, workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind.

Meatpackers hyped ‘baseless’ shortage to keep plants open despite covid risks, House report alleges

"Meatpacking companies knew the risk posed by the coronavirus to their workers and knew it wasn't a risk that the country needed them to take," according to the report by the select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis.

President Biden spoke about inflation in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, May 10, 2022.

Biden co-hosts 2nd global COVID summit as US nears 1 million deaths

President Biden will appeal for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he convenes the second global COVID-19 summit at a time when faltering resolve at home jeopardizes that global response.

Residents lined up for COVID-19 testing in the Chaoyang district on May 11, 2022, in Beijing.

WHO: COVID-19 falling everywhere, except Americas and Africa

The number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide has continued to fall except in the Americas and Africa, the World Health Organization said in its latest assessment of the pandemic.

COVID-19 booster shots being prepared.

Mass. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising, but experts think we may be nearing the peak

In a troubling trend for a state trying to get back to normal, Massachusetts COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been gradually rising for weeks. But experts say the spring wave could soon begin to subside without ever reaching levels similar to last winter’s deadly Omicron surge.

Northampton district leaders announced they are reinstating a mask mandate in schools after last week's surge in coronavirus cases.

Northampton reinstates school mask mandate following increase in COVID-19 cases

School officials in Northampton announced this week that the district will be requiring masks in school again, following an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the last week.