Active COVID infections in Massachusetts rose to 35,075 on Wednesday, up from 34,652 on Tuesday, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.
State health officials confirmed another 2,292 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. It is based on 118,123 new molecular tests, according to the Department of Public Health.
Officials also reported a further 21
The Department of Public Health added new data showing the number of confirmed infections among children under 15 years of age. Over the past two weeks, 1,174 cases were confirmed in children under 5 years of age; 1,499 infections were confirmed in children aged 5 to 9; and 1,889 infections were confirmed in children aged 9 to 15, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.
Approximately 3,031 teens between the ages of 15 and 19 came down with COVID between March 21 and April. And an astonishing 7,205 cases were confirmed among 20-year-olds, according to DPH.
The seven-day average of positive tests is 2.46%, slightly down from 2.5% reported on Tuesday.
Since the pandemic began, officials have confirmed 611,825 total COVID-19 cases across the state.
The number of COVID patients currently admitted on Wednesday is 755, an increase from 725 the day before. Of those, 179 are in intensive care and 105 are intubated, data show.
To date, 4,111,327 COVID vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts, and 1,571,073 residents are now fully vaccinated.
The number of Massachusetts cities and cities at high risk for COVID-19 proliferation rose to 55 last week, up from 32 the week before, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.
The Baker administration on Wednesday announced the expansion of the state’s vaccine pre-registration system to include the Amherst-Northampton Collaborative and Marshfield Regional Collaborative. Gov. Charlie Baker said the state is working to improve the user experience of the pre-registration site and notes that in the coming weeks residents will have the opportunity to choose between vaccination sites before opting out of available appointments.
“We continue to improve and make the process even easier,” Baker said during a news conference Wednesday.
Total COVID cases by county:
Barnstable County: 12,645
Berkshire County: 5,735
Bristol County: 61,152
Dukes County: 1,055
Essex County: 90,985
Franklin County: 2,280
Hampden County: 47,025
Hampshire County: 8,523
Middlesex County: 125,122
Nantucket County: 1,369
Norfolk County: 51,027
Plymouth County: 45,229
Suffolk County: 86,699
Worcester County: 71,723