The Worcester County MA reported 495 new cases of COVID-19 this week
The Worcester County MA reported 495 new cases of COVID-19 this week

The Worcester County MA reported 495 new cases of COVID-19 this week

After several weeks of sometimes sharp declines, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state rose 7.3% last week, from 4,906 to 5,264, according to a U.S. TODAY Network analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

Massachusetts ranks 16th nationally in terms of where coronavirus spreads fastest on a per-person basis. Last week, coronavirus cases in the US fell by 12.9% from the week before, with 209,244 cases reported.

With 2.1% of the country’s population, Massachusetts had 2.5% of the country’s cases in the last week. Eleven states reported more cases last week than they did the week before.

Last week, Massachusetts changed the way deaths are reported, removing thousands of deaths from official counts. This will make week-to-week comparisons inaccurate.

Worcester County reported 495 new cases last week, an increase of 2.5% from the 483 new cases reported the week before. Deaths were adjusted down by 489 last week after 35 new deaths were reported the week before.

Throughout the pandemic, Worcester County has reported 190,566 cases and 2,559 deaths.

Norfolk County reported 426 new cases last week, adjusting the death toll down by 377; a week earlier, it reported 404 new cases and 14 deaths. During the entire pandemic, it has reported 129,860 cases and 1,865 deaths.

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