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Massachusetts COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Wednesday October 28 2020, Massachusetts had 154,218 cases of COVID-19 and 9,924 deaths. Over the past week, Massachusetts was finding 1,150 new cases per day on average and recording 20.6 deaths per day. Data for Massachusetts is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare Massachusetts COVID-19 data to other states.

Massachusetts average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in Massachusetts is 1,150.3. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Friday April 24 2020 at 2,263.4 and is now 1,113.1 lower (49.18%). From a post peak low of -846.6 on Tuesday September 08 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for Massachusetts has now grown by 1,996.9 (-235.88%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 3540.6. Reported Massachusetts testing per million residents per day is 10261.3.

Massachusetts average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in Massachusetts is 20.6. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Tuesday April 21 2020 at 160.0 and is now 139.4 lower (87.14%). From a post peak low of 10.0 on Thursday September 03 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for Massachusetts has now grown by 10.6 (105.71%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
10/28/20 154,218 22,191 1,150 165.5
10/27/20 153,037 22,021 1,082 155.7
10/26/20 151,777 21,840 1,041 149.8
10/25/20 150,565 21,666 986 141.9
10/24/20 149,488 21,511 937 134.8
10/23/20 148,285 21,338 848 122.1
10/22/20 147,215 21,184 805 115.9
10/21/20 146,166 21,033 739 106.4
10/20/20 145,464 20,932 722 103.8
10/19/20 144,488 20,791 689 99.2
10/18/20 143,660 20,672 680 97.8
10/17/20 142,930 20,567 656 94.3
10/16/20 142,346 20,483 664 95.5
10/15/20 141,579 20,373 663 95.4
10/14/20 140,992 20,288 643 92.5

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Massachusetts

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
10/28/20 9,924 1,428.0 20.6 3.0
10/27/20 9,888 1,422.8 18.6 2.7
10/26/20 9,881 1,421.8 18.3 2.6
10/25/20 9,864 1,419.4 18.1 2.6
10/24/20 9,839 1,415.8 16.6 2.4
10/23/20 9,830 1,414.5 18.3 2.6
10/22/20 9,810 1,411.6 19.7 2.8
10/21/20 9,780 1,407.3 19.0 2.7
10/20/20 9,758 1,404.1 18.3 2.6
10/19/20 9,753 1,403.4 19.4 2.8
10/18/20 9,737 1,401.1 19.0 2.7
10/17/20 9,723 1,399.1 19.4 2.8
10/16/20 9,702 1,396.1 17.9 2.6
10/15/20 9,672 1,391.8 15.3 2.2
10/14/20 9,647 1,388.2 12.9 1.9

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Massachusetts

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
10/28/20 5,865,571 844,027 71,311 10,261 1.6%
10/27/20 5,781,231 831,891 67,884 9,768 1.6%
10/26/20 5,723,873 823,638 69,175 9,954 1.5%
10/25/20 5,668,015 815,600 71,296 10,259 1.4%
10/24/20 5,585,169 803,679 70,910 10,204 1.3%
10/23/20 5,515,148 793,603 71,741 10,323 1.2%
10/22/20 5,441,066 782,943 69,392 9,985 1.2%
10/21/20 5,366,394 772,198 67,171 9,666 1.1%
10/20/20 5,306,041 763,514 64,075 9,220 1.1%
10/19/20 5,239,651 753,961 60,607 8,721 1.1%
10/18/20 5,168,943 743,786 60,134 8,653 1.1%
10/17/20 5,088,797 732,253 59,720 8,593 1.1%
10/16/20 5,012,963 721,341 58,790 8,460 1.1%
10/15/20 4,955,322 713,047 59,115 8,506 1.1%
10/14/20 4,896,199 704,539 59,724 8,594 1.1%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.