• coronavirus September 22, 2022 5:52 pm

    Mass. Reports 9,091 New COVID-19 Cases This Week

    Massachusetts health officials reported 9,091 new COVID-19 cases and 45 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday. In total, there have been 1,869,603 cases and 20,251 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 194 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 590 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of…

  • monkeypox September 22, 2022 5:35 pm

    17 New Monkeypox Cases Confirmed in Mass. in Last Week

    For the second straight week, there have been 17 new monkeypox cases in Massachusetts, according to health officials. The state’s total now sits at 381. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. Cases have increased about 4.7% since last week’s report. It’s the sixth straight week in which the rate of new cases declined. The Centers…

  • monkeypox September 15, 2022 5:52 pm

    New Monkeypox Cases in Mass. Drop to 17 in Last Week

    There have been 17 new cases of monkeypox in the last week in Massachusetts, according to health officials. The state’s total now sits at 364. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. Cases have increased about 4.9% since last week’s report. It’s the fifth straight week in which the rate of new cases declined. The Centers…

  • coronavirus September 15, 2022 5:26 pm

    Mass. Reports 7,936 New COVID-19 Cases This Week

    Massachusetts health officials reported 7,936 new COVID-19 cases and 37 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday. In total, there have been 1,860,512 cases and 20,206 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 182 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 591 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of…

  • coronavirus September 8, 2022 5:23 pm

    Mass. Reports 6,623 New COVID-19 Cases This Week

    Massachusetts health officials reported 6,623 new COVID-19 cases and 57 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday. In total, there have been 1,852,576 cases and 20,169 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 166 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 573 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of…

  • monkeypox September 8, 2022 4:44 pm

    30 More People Have Monkeypox as Rate of New Mass. Cases Continues to Drop

    Massachusetts health officials have announced 30 more monkeypox cases in the last week, bringing the state’s total to 347. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. Cases have increased about 9.5% since last week’s report. It’s the fourth straight week in which the rate of new cases declined. The department noted that 21,274 U.S. cases have…

  • Massachusetts September 3, 2022 11:38 pm

    Mass. Announces 2nd Human Case of West Nile Virus This Year

    Massachusetts health officials announced the second human case of West Nile virus of the year Friday. The Massachusetts department of Public Health said a man in his 70s had been exposed to the virus in Suffolk County, noting that the Boston area is at moderate to high risk of human infection. The first case, a woman in her 70s who…

  • coronavirus September 1, 2022 5:47 pm

    Mass. Reports 7,790 New COVID-19 Cases This Week

    Massachusetts health officials reported 7,790 new COVID-19 cases and 49 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday. In total, there have been 1,845,953 cases and 20,112 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 199 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 606 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of…

  • monkeypox September 1, 2022 5:06 pm

    37 More People Have Monkeypox in Mass.

    Massachusetts health officials have announced 37 more monkeypox cases in the last week, bringing the state’s total to 317. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. Last week’s report also brought 37 new cases. With an increase of about 13.2%, it’s the third straight week in which the rate of new cases declined. The department noted…

  • Massachusetts August 29, 2022 5:58 pm

    Monkeypox Concerns on Campus: Colleges Offer Guidance

    As monkeypox cases continue to spread, colleges are issuing guidance and protocols for students.

  • coronavirus August 25, 2022 5:28 pm

    Mass. Reports 7,952 New COVID-19 Cases This Week

    Massachusetts health officials reported 7,952 new COVID-19 cases and 38 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday. In total, there have been 1,838,163 cases and 20,063 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 182 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 587 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of…

  • monkeypox August 25, 2022 5:32 pm

    37 More Have Monkeypox as New Cases Fall in Mass. for 2nd Straight Week

    Massachusetts health officials have announced 37 more monkeypox cases in the last week, bringing the state’s total to 280 . The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. State cases increased by approximately 15.2% since last week. It’s the second straight week in which the rate of new cases has declined. The department noted that 16,603 U.S….

  • Massachusetts August 25, 2022 4:37 pm

    1st Case of West Nile Virus in a Person Confirmed in Mass. This Year

    A woman in her 70s is the first person in Massachusetts to be diagnosed with West Nile virus in 2022, health officials said Thursday. The woman was infected in Suffolk County, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. “Although the significant drought conditions that exist across the Commonwealth have kept the populations of the Culex mosquito species that are…

  • coronavirus August 18, 2022 6:56 pm

    Mass. Reports 8,224 New COVID-19 Cases This Week

    Massachusetts health officials reported 8,224 new COVID-19 cases and 47 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday. In total, there have been 1,830,211 cases and 20,025 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 176 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 582 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of…

  • monkeypox August 18, 2022 4:58 pm

    41 More Monkeypox Cases Identified in Mass. in Last Week

    Massachusetts health officials have announced 41 more monkeypox cases in the last week, bringing the state’s total to 243. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. State cases increased by approximately 20.3% since last week. The department noted that 13,517 U.S. cases have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monkeypox is rarely…

  • monkeypox August 18, 2022 10:18 am

    How College Campuses Can Fight the Spread of Monkeypox

    Managing shared spaces like showers and dorm rooms and minimizing contact with sick students will be key for colleges to fight the spread of monkeypox as students return to class. Dr. Alexandra Yonts of Children’s National Hospital joins LX News.

  • monkeypox August 11, 2022 6:01 pm

    Mass. Announces 45 More Monkeypox Cases in Last Week

    Massachusetts health officials have announced 45 more monkeypox cases in the last week, bringing the state’s total to 202. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. State cases increased by approximately 28.7% since last week. The department noted that 10,392 U.S. cases have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monkeypox is rarely…

  • coronavirus August 11, 2022 5:14 pm

    Mass. Reports 8,950 New COVID-19 Cases This Week

    Massachusetts health officials reported 8,950 new COVID-19 cases and 39 new deaths in the last week, with the new data released Thursday. In total, there have been 1,821,987 cases and 19,978 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 144 people primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 and a total of 560 hospitalized patients who have the virus. Of…

  • monkeypox August 5, 2022 12:26 am

    Monkeypox Declared a Public Health Emergency

    Monkeypox is rarely fatal, and there have been no deaths in the U.S. during the current outbreak.

  • monkeypox August 5, 2022 12:27 am

    Mass. Announces 42 More Monkeypox Cases in Last Week

    Massachusetts health officials have announced 42 more monkeypox cases in the last week, bringing the state’s total to 157. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides monkeypox updates on Thursdays. State cases increased by approximately 36.5% since last week. The department noted that 6,617 U.S. cases have been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monkeypox is rarely…

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