Massachusetts Passes 600,000 COVID-19 Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The state has now notched more than 600,000 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic last March. The state has recorded 16,876 deaths from the virus since then.

On Thursday, the state recorded 2,455 new cases and 32 new deaths, with 700 people in the hospital from COVID-19 and 166 in the ICU.

Some of the state's worst daily metrics came this winter. The worst day of the pandemic for new cases so far came on January 4, with more than 9,000 cases reported on that day. Hospitalizations peaked last April, with nearly 4,000 people in the hospital on April 21, 2020.

However, vaccinations are also rising dramatically. In mid-February, daily vaccinations averaged 34,858 a day, over a 7-day period between February 15 and 21.

By late March, average daily vaccinations were up to 64,000 a day.

In total, 1,370,079 people in the state have been fully vaccinated, while 2,268,511 first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna have been given out. 90,593 doses of the single shot Johnson & Johnson shot have been distributed.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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