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Massachusetts COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Tuesday August 04 2020, Massachusetts had 119,203 cases of COVID-19 and 8,657 deaths. Over the past week, Massachusetts was finding 432 new cases per day on average and recording 15.1 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 431.6. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Friday April 24 2020 at 2,263.4 and is now 1,831.9 lower (80.93%). From a post peak low of 186.7 on Sunday July 05 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for Massachusetts has now grown by 244.9 (131.14%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 2261.0. Reported Massachusetts testing per million residents per day is 2079.5.

Massachusetts average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in Massachusetts is 15.1. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Tuesday April 21 2020 at 160.0 and is now 144.9 lower (90.54%). From a post peak low of 11.7 on Friday July 24 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for Massachusetts has now grown by 3.4 (29.27%).

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)
08/04/20 119,203 17,153 432 62.1
08/03/20 118,657 17,074 390 56.1
08/02/20 118,458 17,046 403 58.0
08/01/20 117,612 16,924 335 48.2
07/31/20 117,612 16,924 424 61.0
07/30/20 117,098 16,850 397 57.1
07/29/20 116,684 16,790 338 48.6
07/28/20 116,182 16,718 307 44.2
07/27/20 115,926 16,681 305 43.9
07/26/20 115,637 16,640 300 43.2
07/25/20 115,268 16,587 290 41.7
07/24/20 114,647 16,497 253 36.3
07/23/20 114,320 16,450 248 35.8
07/22/20 114,320 16,450 282 40.6
07/21/20 114,033 16,409 272 39.1

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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)
08/04/20 8,657 1,245.7 15.1 2.2
08/03/20 8,648 1,244.4 16.0 2.3
08/02/20 8,638 1,243.0 15.6 2.2
08/01/20 8,609 1,238.8 14.1 2.0
07/31/20 8,609 1,238.8 17.9 2.6
07/30/20 8,595 1,236.8 18.1 2.6
07/29/20 8,580 1,234.6 16.0 2.3
07/28/20 8,551 1,230.5 14.4 2.1
07/27/20 8,536 1,228.3 14.7 2.1
07/26/20 8,529 1,227.3 14.0 2.0
07/25/20 8,510 1,224.5 13.0 1.9
07/24/20 8,484 1,220.8 11.7 1.7
07/23/20 8,468 1,218.5 12.6 1.8
07/22/20 8,468 1,218.5 14.3 2.1
07/21/20 8,450 1,215.9 15.7 2.3

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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)
08/04/20 1,242,276 178,758 14,451 2,079 3.0%
08/03/20 1,226,852 176,538 13,671 1,967 2.9%
08/02/20 1,214,540 174,766 13,397 1,928 3.0%
08/01/20 1,188,430 171,009 11,078 1,594 3.0%
07/31/20 1,188,430 171,009 14,597 2,100 2.9%
07/30/20 1,169,152 168,235 14,156 2,037 2.8%
07/29/20 1,156,818 166,461 12,394 1,783 2.7%
07/28/20 1,141,116 164,201 11,705 1,684 2.6%
07/27/20 1,131,157 162,768 11,411 1,642 2.7%
07/26/20 1,120,759 161,272 11,461 1,649 2.6%
07/25/20 1,110,883 159,851 12,007 1,728 2.4%
07/24/20 1,086,252 156,306 10,238 1,473 2.5%
07/23/20 1,070,062 153,977 9,768 1,406 2.5%
07/22/20 1,070,062 153,977 11,621 1,672 2.4%
07/21/20 1,059,181 152,411 11,567 1,664 2.4%

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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.