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Half of Mass. counties have high risk for COVID-19 transmission as new cases climb – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2022-05-10 05:50:36 –

Boston (WHDH)-Half of Massachusetts counties are at increased risk of COVID-19 infection as the number of new coronavirus cases increases.

The Berkshire, Franklin, Worcester, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Barnstable counties are currently at high risk levels. According to the CDC..

Low, medium, and high risk levels are “determined by examining hospital bed usage, hospitalization, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in the community.” The agency said..

The Hampshire, Hampden, Essex, Dukes, and Plymouth counties are considered medium risk. Bristol County is still at low risk.

Massachusetts Public Health Service on Monday report 8,625 new COVID-19 cases. The state’s 7-day positive rate also increased to 6.77 percent.

Currently, 604 patients are hospitalized for the virus, 54 are in the intensive care unit, and 29 are intubated.

The state has reported 1,646,769 cases and 19,199 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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