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New cases of COVID-19 rise 19.1 percent in Middlesex County

New cases of COVID-19 rose 23.5% in the state last week as 11,801 cases were reported, up from 9,558 new cases the week before. Seventy-two people across the state were reported dead from COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday, up from 91 the week before.

Middlesex County reported 2,197 new cases last week, a 19.1% increase from 1,845 new cases reported the previous week. Nine people in the province died from the virus last week, down from 10 the week before.

Logan Hute, 9) shows off his sticker after receiving his COVID-19 vaccine at the Native Health Central clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 5.

During the pandemic, Middlesex County has reported 163,654 cases and 3,944 deaths.

Massachusetts was ranked 29th among the states where the coronavirus spread the fastest per person, according to a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

Last week, the number of coronavirus cases in the United States rose 11.5% from the week before, with 574,373 cases reported. With 2.07% of the country’s population, Massachusetts had 2.05% of the country’s cases last week. Across the country, 30 states had more cases in the past week than the week before.