Massachusetts health officials reported 3,850 new COVID-19 cases and 85 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday.
In total, there have been 2,018,344 cases and 22,217 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Massachusetts' COVID data, tracked on the Department of Public Health's interactive coronavirus dashboard, shows a drop in cases and hospitalizations from the last week. It's reported that as of Feb. 21there were 183 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 618 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of the total hospitalizations, 58 were in intensive care and 18 were intubated.
Massachusetts COVID-19 wastewater data from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has seen levels trending down.
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The state's seven-day average positivity was listed at 6.74% Thursday, compared to 6.96% last week.
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Case counts during the omicron surge at the beginning of 2022 reached over 28,000 and hospitalizations peaked at around 3,300.
Experts have said that case count reporting became a less accurate indicator during the omicron surge, given the difficulties in getting tested. Now, widespread use of rapid tests means that some results go unreported.
Millions of vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts.
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