There have been 550 new coronovirus cases, 21 more deaths on Saturday in Massachusetts.


Health officials in Massachusetts announced Saturday that there are 550 new cases of coronavirus in the state and 21 more deaths related to the virus.

Saturday’s new cases are based on 12,395 molecular tests. According to data from the state’s Public Health Department, the seven-day load of positive tests averages 1.3%. In August and September, the rate was at a low of 0.8%.

Currently, 500 people are hospitalized with coronaviruses, with 88 in the intensive care unit.

During the epidemic so far, Massachusetts has seen at least 139,903 cases of the virus and 9,503 related deaths. Of those who died, 98.2% had an underlying health condition, according to the department.

A total of 5,088,797 molecular tests have been given to 2,499,045 people in Massachusetts.

On Friday, DPH announced that the state was adjusting its metrics to determine which states are considered less risky for travel amid epidemics and looser restrictions on California, Hawaii, New Jersey and Washington state .

As of this week, 63 communities in Massachusetts have been labeled high risk for the spread of the virus. In this week, students learning in-person or hybrid models reported 160 cases of the virus between October 8 and 14 between student and school staff members.

Among high-risk communities, Boston Public School has delayed the person’s withdrawal dates within a week due to coronovirus rates in the city.

With Halloween coming to a close, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said on Friday, “This is not the coming year in Salem,” adding that the city has seen fewer than average visitors this October, with the city’s restaurants and businesses Many people still come to me.

Some Massachusetts towns and cities are banning trick-or-treating this Halloween, while others are allowing the tradition to continue with the restrictions.

As of Saturday, here are the number of coronavirus cases in each Massachusetts county:

Barnstable County: 1,888

Berkshire County: 736

Bristol County: 10,919

Ducas County: 71

Essex County: 21,865

Franklin County: 434

Hampden County: 9,014

Hampshire County: 1,389

Middlesex County: 29,845

Nantucket County: 133

Norfolk County: 11,085

Plymouth County: 10,573

Suffolk County: 26,250

Worcester County: 15,412

Unknown location: 289

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