New England States Report Surges In COVID-19 Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the nation, there has also been a rise in the number of confirmed cases in several New England states.

Vermont reported the most cases yet in a single day of the pandemic Wednesday, while Maine's two-week rise in cases is currently leading the nation.

Maine's number of COVID-19 cases rose 229 percent between October 28th and November 11th. Two weeks ago, the state was averaging about 50 confirmed cases per day. That number has since risen to an average 163 confirmed cases per day.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has also reported a steady increase in the state's average number of confirmed cases since last month. The Commonwealth averaged 629 new cases per day on Oct. 11th, compared to an average 1,407 new cases per day on Nov. 9th.

Two other states in New England are also rounding out the top ten for new COVID-19 cases; Connecticut has reported a 106 percent increase, and New Hampshire has reported a 91 percent increase.

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