On Friday, health officials received reports of two early9 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily occurrences since early June, as the contagious delta puts vulnerable people at risk of infection.
The count of 2,269 cases since the beginning of June was the longest single-day transmission. The average number of 152 cases per day at the end of last year is now less than the record low of 64. Also, the average percentage positivity is now 0.87%, with the epidemic rising from a low of 0.31% last month.
The total number of COVID cases in the state now stands at 665,801.
The state Public Health Department reported the deaths of three more COVDs, bringing the total number of recorded deaths in the state to 18,020. The daily average daily death of one death is above the recent record low of 0.9.
Decreased by one patient admitted to a statewide hospital on Friday, bringing a total of 107 covid patients from Bay State. This is an increase from the record low of 60 patients on July 4. There are currently 34 patients in the intensive care unit, and 17 patients are pregnant.
Across the state, 90% of hospital beds were occupied and% U% of ICU beds were taken.
The average daily CO9 patients in hospitals across the state rose from a record low of 85 patients last week.
Data show that young patients aged 20-29 had the highest share of COVID cases in the last two weeks, accounting for about 13% of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. 30-39 year olds have 12% of cases and 4 year olds have 10% of cases.
So far, more than 9 million total doses of vaccine have been sent to the state and 8.7 have been given.
About 4.3 million people are fully vaccinated, representing .41.4% of the total population in Massachusetts. About 63 63% of residents received at least one dose.
The first draw for the state’s Vaxmillionaire Lottery program will be held later this month and will run through August. State health officials are using it as a tool to increase tick rates.