Mass. 8 new deaths, 222 new coronovirus cases on Monday


Health officials in Massachusetts reported eight new coronovirus deaths on Monday, bringing the statewide death to 8,925. The number of confirmed cases of the virus increased by 222.

As of Monday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported that there were 121,046 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

The three-day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths was 12 as of Friday, a slight decrease from the day before, when the three-day average was 14. which averaged between 12 and 15 from Friday to August 28. According to the state.

The state states that as of Monday, 9,870 newcomers have been given molecular tests for COVID-19, totaling more than 1,867,534.

The seven-day average positive rate for molecular tests was 0.9 percent compared to Sunday, the state reported, the same as the first day.

The state also reported that 72 new people have been given antibody test to test 72,013 people.

The state reported that 3 hospitals were using increased capacity to treat COVID-19 patients on Sunday. The day before, zero hospitals were using the capacity to treat patients with the disease.

The average number of coronovirus patients hospitalized on Sunday was 320 compared to 323 days reported in the state.

On Saturday, three states – Oregon, Washington and Wyoming – were added to Massachusetts’ list of “low-risk” coronovirus states. The designation removed restrictions that previously required travelers from those areas to complete the Massachusetts Travel Form and showed a negative coronavirus test for 14 days from quarantine or within 72 hours of arrival.

Low-risk category states are those with an average daily number of coronovirus cases per 100,000 people below 6, and have a positive test rate of less than 5 percent, both measured as a 7-day rolling average. , According to the state webpage describing Massachusetts’ travel order.

In addition to the states added on Saturday, the low-risk category includes: every state in New England except Colorado, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Rhode Island.


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