Massachusetts recorded 2,303 coronavirus circumstances on Friday as a number of metrics continued to pattern upward — however wastewater reveals some promise.
The 2,303 new circumstances is lower than the day gone by’s mark of two,528, although it’s nonetheless a a lot larger price than the post-omicron-surge low that was simply within the a whole lot in February earlier than circumstances once more started to climb.
The state recorded two new deaths from the COVID-19, based on Friday’s report from state well being officers.
The state marked 13 deaths on Thursday. The rolling common of deaths successfully hasn’t gone up at all around the previous few weeks, dropping under 5 and staying flat following the omicron-variant pushed surge.
The state has now seen greater than 1.6 million recorded circumstances and 19,100 confirmed deaths because the begin of the pandemic.
The seven-day constructive take a look at price is 4.56%, which has continued to pattern upward.
Hospitalizations proceed to climb, now at 398 — although solely 112 of these individuals are within the hospital particularly for coronavirus, with the remainder being in for unrelated causes however then testing constructive for the illness.
The omicron BA.2 variant is spreading throughout the area, and the subvariant BA.2.12.1 is gaining steam in New England. The Boston-area COVID wastewater information has been rising in latest weeks, although it nudged again downward on the finish of this week, significantly for the half of the area that features that capital metropolis and north.
The wastewater information has confirmed to be a superb main indicator of each surges and drops, so if monitoring over the following week reveals enchancment, that might be a welcome signal that we could possibly be transferring previous this newest surge.