State health officials announced Saturday that another 435 Massachusetts residents tested positive for COVID-19 and 16 more died from virus-related illness.
During the epidemic so far, at least 122,637 residents have tested positive for the virus and 8,987 related deaths have been observed in the state.
According to data from the Department of Public Health, the new Saturday cases are based on 18,313 molecular tests. A total of 2,968,723 molecular tests have been conducted through epidemics in Massachusetts.
The seven-day weight of positive molecular tests averaged 0.8% on Saturdays. The rate remains below 1% this week.
DPH reported that 331 people were admitted to the hospital on Saturday, with 64 people in the intensive care unit.
Authorities in Nankutte said on Friday that the island is seeing a slight uptick in coronovirus cases. In Statement, Chairman of the Nankutte Select Board Don Hill Holdgate, wrote that the cases appear to be from community dissemination and that the island can expect an increase in new cases for the next 10 to 14 days.
According to DPH data, there have been four new confirmed coronovirus cases in Nankutte County on Saturday.
Across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been at least 6,381,013 coronavirus cases and 191,353 related deaths. At least 248,939 cases have been identified in the US in the last seven days
The CDC released a study this week that suggested a connection between the prevalence of coronavirus and visiting bars and restaurants.
As of Saturday, here are the number of coronavirus cases in each county:
Barnstable County: 1,676
Berkshire County: 681
Bristol County: 9,504
Ducas County: 60
Essex County: 18,643
Franklin County: 396
Hampden County: 7,846
Hampshire County: 1,196
Middlesex County: 26,138
Nantucket County: 62
Norfolk County: 9,809
Plymouth County: 9,354
Suffolk County: 23,130
Worcester County: 13,807
Unknown location: 335
- The CDC says that the COVID-19 associated with food in the restaurant has spread
- 2 more coronovirus cases tied to party at Holy Cross; The number of cases counted in other Worcester colleges is small