Western MA COVID-19 Data

Here is a list of COVID-19 data and resources you can find on this page.  Either scroll through the page or click one of the links below.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective March 1, we will reduce the frequency we update the Western Massachusetts COVID-19 Data Dashboard to monthly rather than weekly. The dashboard will be updated on the third Friday of each month.

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Based on best available data as of 5/18/2023


Find Out The COVID-19 Level In Your County

The CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. 

Community-Level COVID-19 Data Over Time

Based on best available data as of 5/18/23

COVID-19 Vaccine

Based on best available data as of 5/18/23

Percentage of Individuals Boosted within Each Race/Ethnic Group by County of Resident Address
Municipal Vaccine Data

Data Sources and Notes

  • Sources: 
  • Comparisons to previous two-week period: Symbols indicate change when compared to prior two-week period.  For new cases, incidence per 100,000, and total tests: Higher (upward arrow) means the number in the current two-week period is higher than the prior period. Lower (downward arrow) means the number in the current two-week period is lower than prior two-week period. No change (equal sign) means the number in the current two-week period is the same as the prior period. For percent positivity: less than 0.10% difference in the percent positivity is considered No change (equal sign). 
  • Race and ethnicity data by county and community is not available at this time.
  • Change in reporting: MDPH changed their reporting of county data on 8/12/20. Previously, county cases were in the Daily COVID-19 Dashboard report and included probable and confirmed cases. Beginning 8/12/20, county data is now reported in the Weekly COVID-19 report and cases only include confirmed cases. Thus, we are not currently able to show new case county-level data and other county-level data over time for periods prior to 8/12/20.

COVID-19 Dashboard Advisory Group

In addition to regularly soliciting feedback from the general public, we've established a COVID-19 Dashboard Advisory Group consisting of regional public health and data experts to help think through how we present this very complex data.  The Advisory Group consists of:

  • Bettye Anderson-Frederic – Former Springfield Health and Human Services Deputy Director
  • Molly Goren-Watts – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
  • Gail Gramarossa – Collaborative for Educational Services
  • Douglas Hall – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
  • Laura Kittross – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
  • Phoebe Walker – Franklin Regional Council of Governments

COVID-19 at Schools & Universities

Caution interpreting data

Interpreting Case Data

Testing has been very limited due to shortages in availability of testing materials, and many people who may have had the disease were not able to be tested. Thus, the percent testing positive is dependent on who is tested and not necessarily reflective of the distribution of COVID-19 in the general population.

Interpreting Race and Ethnicity Data

It is important to examine data to understand racial and ethnic inequities related to COVID-19 so that action can be taken to address inequities.  National level data has demonstrated inequities among communities of color and though these inequities likely exist in many places across the country, Massachusetts testing data collected to date should be interpreted cautiously.  Race and ethnicity data was not initially collected for cases, so data being examined has a large percentage who were missing race and ethnicity and were classified as "unknown".

We acknowledge that it's important to look at COVID-19 data through an equity lens, and we will be working to do this as the data becomes available. Having data by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, disability status, age, and geography will help us understand where the burden of disease is falling, and thus more effectively respond to COVID-19 and support our communities.  PHIWM is advocating for expanded demographic data collection about COVID-19.

Other covid-19 data resources

COVID-19 Resources & Information