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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Massachusetts coronavirus cases rise to 457 as infections continue to climb

The state reported a spike of 457 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as infections continue to climb amid the more contagious delta variant.

The 457 COVID-19 case count is the first single-day tally to exceed 400 since May 22.

Tuesday’s number of 300 was the first daily count to cross 300 since May 26.

The daily average of virus cases now stands at 245 infections, almost four times the daily number of 64 cases at the end of June.

Infections had fallen to record low amid vaccine rollouts – 31 cases were reported on June 27 – but now cases are rising rapidly with the delta variant spreading across the Gulf state.

The average percentage positivity has increased from 0.31% to 1.30% now.

State health officials also reported two new virus deaths on Wednesday. With this the total death toll in the state has gone up to 18,035.

The seven-day average of deaths now stands at 2.1, up from a record-low of 1.0 last week.

The number of patients in the hospital rose by seven on Wednesday, bringing the total to 107 COVID-19 patients. The hospital had a record low of 80 patients on July 4. There are now 34 patients in intensive care units, and 14 patients intubated.

The daily average of 107 patients is up from the pandemic’s lowest of 85 patients two weeks ago.

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