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Charts: These are the COVID-19 metrics to watch now
As Massachusetts battles another COVID-19 surge, it’s a good time to look at the state of the coronavirus outbreak locally.
Coronavirus levels rise sharply in Eastern Mass. waste water
Virus levels detected in both the northern and southern sections of the MWRA system rose to their highest points in months, with levels nearly doubling since the end of November.
Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?
The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.
What we know about XBB, the new dominant COVID variant in New England
A new coronavirus variant dubbed XBB has swiftly become the dominant form of COVID-19 spreading in the Northeast, jumping from about 35 percent of cases during the week ending Dec. 17 to just over half last week, according to CDC data.
Coronavirus waste water numbers continue to creep up ahead of holidays
Levels of coronavirus in Boston-area waste water have crept up ahead of the Christmas holiday, a reminder that three years into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues circulating in Massachusetts.
Free, mail-order COVID tests are back. Here’s how to get them and when to use them.
With waste water numbers climbing again, experts urge families to test before gathering for the holidays.
Paxlovid lowered COVID hospitalizations, deaths in vaccinated adults over 50, Mass General Brigham study says
Paxlovid, the drug used to treat COVID-19 infections, reduced hospitalizations and death in a highly vaccinated population of adults over the age of 50 by 44 percent, according to a new study from Mass General Brigham researchers.
House passes defense bill scrapping COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the military
The House passed the bill by a vote of 350-80. It now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass easily, then to the president to be signed into law.