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Most of Mass. now at substantial risk for COVID-19 transmission

BOSTON (WHDH) - Most Massachusetts counties now have either a high or substantial risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data from the CDC shows that Barnstable and Nantucket counties have a high COVID transmission rate, with more than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents reported between July 24 and July 30.
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‘Masks And Vax Required’: Some Massachusetts Businesses Taking COVID Precautions Into Own Hands

BOSTON (CBS) – “Masks and vax required” says the chalk sign outside Grendel’s Restaurant and Bar in Harvard Square. If you want to dine inside during peak hours, management wants to see your vaccination card. Since Cambridge is in Middlesex County, which just moved into the “substantial risk” category on the CDC’s list over the weekend, the restaurant just restarted weekly COVID testing for its vaccinated staff. “If you’re going to have break-through infections, then you can’t rely on the vaccine to make sure that you can’t be infected or infectious,” said owner Kari Kuelzer. (WBZ-TV Graphic) Eight Massachusetts counties are now listed at...
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Massachusetts Reports 2,054 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 Additional Deaths Over 3 Days

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,054 new confirmed COVID cases and two additional deaths in the state on Monday. The report includes numbers from over the weekend as well. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 674,542 The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,716. There were 81,483 total new tests reported. As of Monday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.28%. There are 215 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness. There are also 50 patients currently in intensive care.
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CDC: 9 Massachusetts Counties Now High Or Substantial Risk For COVID Transmission

BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an updated map showing high levels of COVID-19 transmission across the country. There are now nine counties in Massachusetts where it’s recommended that people wear masks indoors, even if you’re fully vaccinated, because transmission rates of coronavirus are high or substantial. (WBZ-TV Graphic) Barnstable and Nantucket counties are considered high risk. Middlesex, Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Essex, Worcester and Hampden counties are now all considered substantial risk. The CDC’s transmission data is a combination of new cases by population and positivity rate. You can see the latest CDC map here.
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Young adults in Mass. lead new COVID-19 cases

(AP) -- The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts are skewing toward younger adults, according to data released by the state. The age group with the largest number of newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks were those aged 20-29 who had more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.
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New COVID Cases in Mass. Skewing Toward Younger Adults

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts are skewing toward younger adults, according to data released by the state. The age group with the largest number of newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks were those aged 20-29, who had more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.
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Mass. Confirms 2,054 New COVID Cases, 2 Deaths Over the Weekend

Massachusetts health officials reported another 2,054 confirmed coronavirus cases and two new deaths on Monday, representing new data from Friday-Sunday. The report, which covers the whole weekend, pushed the state's confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 674,542 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,716. The state's COVID...
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In Massachusetts, younger adults are getting COVID-19

BOSTON (AP) — The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts are skewing toward younger adults, according to data released by the state. The age group with the largest number of newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks were those aged 20-29 who had more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 News For Western Mass 8-2-21

(Undated) – The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts are skewing toward younger adults. The age group with the largest number of newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks were those aged 20-29 who had more than 1,200 new cases. (Undated) – Pressure continues to be felt...
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COVID hospitalizations in Massachusetts rise to 215 while the state averaged 685 new cases a day over the weekend

Massachusetts averaged 685 new COVID cases a day from Saturday through Monday, while averaging 8,261 new vaccinations a day during that time period. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released updated COVID data Monday, including data from over the weekend. The state reported 2,054 more cases in the period of Saturday through Monday and saw hospitalizations rise to 215 patients — the number had dipped into the 80s at the end of June. Of those patients, 50 are in intensive care and 19 are intubated.