The Worcester County MA reported 483 additional COVID-19 cases this week
The Worcester County MA reported 483 additional COVID-19 cases this week

The Worcester County MA reported 483 additional COVID-19 cases this week

Massachusetts reported far fewer cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, adding 4,906 new cases. This is a decrease of 20.5% compared to the previous week’s figures of 6,173 new cases of the virus causing COVID-19.

Massachusetts is 22nd nationally in terms of where coronavirus spreads fastest on a per-person basis, shows a USA TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Last week, coronavirus cases in the US fell by 28.3% compared to the week before, with 239,094 reported cases. Across the country, seven states reported more cases last week than they did the week before.

Worcester County reported 483 cases and 35 deaths last week. One week earlier, it reported 638 cases and 29 deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 190,071 cases and 3,048 deaths.

Across Massachusetts, the number of cases dropped in 12 counties, with the sharpest drop in Middlesex County (1,436 cases, down from 1,748 a week earlier); Suffolk County (665 cases, down from 867); and Worcester County.

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Massachusetts is third nationally in its share of people receiving at least one shot, with 96.8% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 76.7%, shows a US TODAY analysis of CDC data. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most widely used in the United States, require two doses to be administered every few weeks.

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