Mass. health officials report 2,841 new COVID cases, 27 deaths, 3.1% positivity rate

By | November 15, 2020


BOSTON (WHDH) – BOSTON (WHDH) – The Department of Public Health reported 2,841 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday.

A total of 180,468 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts with an estimated 29,082 active cases with a daily test positivity rate of 3.1 percent.

Twenty-seven new deaths were confirmed, elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 10,065 statewide.

Seven hundred and five people are currently hospitalized. One hundred and fifty-one are currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit. The average age of hospitalized persons is 67.

Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, according to the CDC. Reported worldwide illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, typically between people who are in close contact with one another and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

From October 25 through November 11, 4,278 people between the ages of 20-29 have tested positive. The highest rate of positives per age group.

Ages 0-19 came in next with 3,608, followed by 30-39 year-olds at 3,466. The lowest reported age group was those over 80 with just 576 confirmed cases in that two-week period.

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