These maps show how much the COVID-19 situation has improved in each Mass. Community since the peak of Omicron
These maps show how much the COVID-19 situation has improved in each Mass. Community since the peak of Omicron

These maps show how much the COVID-19 situation has improved in each Mass. Community since the peak of Omicron

After the Omicron variant gave rise to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, the number of infections has dropped dramatically in recent weeks.

Massachusetts is now at the other end of the Omicron wave, with cities and towns across the state now reporting fewer COVID-19 cases after reaches a peak in January. The state’s overall positivity in percentage has consistently declined after reaching more than 20 percent in mid-January. It is now below 3 percent in the state’s latest data report.

As the number of reported COVID-19 cases has declined, Massachusetts has also rolled back several public health measures in response. Governor Charlie Baker has repealed state-wide mask mandate in K-12 schools and loosened mask guide for the residents.

Using percent positivity or the percentage of tests that give a positive result out of the number of tests administered, the map below shows how much the COVID-19 situation has changed in Massachusetts over a period ranging from 2. January to February 12.

Swipe through to see how your city has fared.


Peter Bailey-Wells can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @pbaileywells. Christina Prignano can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @cprignano. Amanda Kaufman can be met at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @ amandakauf1.


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