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COVID-19 in Western MA

According to MDPH’s COVID-19 Dashboard, COIVD-19 deaths, hospitalizations, the percentage of people testing positive, and the number of hospitals using surge capacity have all declined since April 15th. 

County-level data available on the MDPH website also continue to suggest a decline in COVID-19 deaths in Western MA since April 21st when examining 3-day average number of COVID-19 deaths.  As noted in a previous newsletter, it will be important to continue monitoring the data as there could be a resurgence of cases as the state reopens and people begin to congregate more.

Graph created by PHIWM using data from MDPH Archive of COVID-19 data https://www.mass.gov/info-details/archive-of-covid-19-cases-in-massachusetts#may-2020-

Please note that on June 1st, MDPH began reporting both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.  This change will increase the number of cases and deaths reported in Massachusetts.

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