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‘Even worse today’: COVID-19 wastewater levels increasing as state sees jump in percent positivity
It appears COVID-19 is on the upswing again in Massachusetts following the Thanksgiving holiday.
The latest report from the state’s Department of Public Health representing data on virus activity for the last seven days showed that the percent positivity rate, the seven-day average of positive coronavirus tests performed, jumped to 7.14 percent, up from 5.59 percent in the previous week. The state reported 5,068 new cases, up from the 4,425 reported from the previous seven days.
The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 also increased, rising to 650 from 562. Those in the ICU number 72, compared to 64 in the previous week. The number of intubated patients also jumped to 28 from 18.