COVID-19 cases jump 52 percent in Massachusetts
COVID-19 cases jump 52 percent in Massachusetts

COVID-19 cases jump 52 percent in Massachusetts

BOSTON – State health officials reported nearly 2,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, another increase from last week when COVID-19 hospital admissions ticked up across the region.

The State Department of Public Health’s report of 1,969 cases was a 52 percent jump from last Wednesday’s total of 1,296 infections.

The Omicron BA.2 “stealth” variant is now the dominant strain in the United States, according to the CDC. The subvariant has triggered an increase in virus cases as more people gather indoors without masks. The Boston area COVID wastewater data is rising.

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