Cambridge health officials are urging all residents, whether vaccinated or not, to report a spike of 477 new cases on Thursday after the city reported more than 30 coronavirus infections in the city this month. Gave.
Infections have been rising in recent weeks among the more contagious Delta variant. Bay State’s seven-day average now has 271 daily COVID-19 cases, a significant increase from the pandemic’s low of 64 daily cases at the end of June.
Thursday was the second consecutive day of more than 400 cases. Before Wednesday, the state had last reported over 400 cases on May 22.
There has been an increase in new infections among Cambridge residents in July, with 83 cases being reported this month. Of these 83 cases, 42% were success cases, meaning the person was fully vaccinated but still became infected.
Cambridge health officials wrote in an advisory, “The Cambridge Public Health Department urges residents to – and not to – vaccinate – wear masks and practice physical distancing in situations where transmission is likely and when young children Including be around unrelated people.”
He said, “The best way to protect yourself from Kovid-19 is to get vaccinated.” “Even in people with successful infections, vaccines have been shown to be extremely effective in preventing serious illness and death. It is important to remember that no vaccine provides 100% protection against disease.”
Massachusetts health officials also reported six new virus deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total recorded death toll to 18,041.
The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths now stands at 2.3, up from last week’s record low of 1.1.
There are now 118 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state, an increase of 11 patients from Wednesday’s 107 patients. There are now 36 patients in intensive care units, and 12 patients intubated.
The seven-day average of COVID-19 hospitalizations now stands at 109, up from a record low of 85 patients two weeks ago.