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Westford COVID-19 Update: Positivity Rate Rises, Cases Trend Downward

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WESTFORD — Westford’s coronavirus cases have begun decreasing week over week according to data published by the Department of Public Health on Thursday.

Two week case counts remain at 71 positive cases, down from 75 positive cases reported on July 28.

Total positive tests, however, increased slightly to 13.48% of tests returning positive, up from 12.58%. 93,939 total tests have been administered in Westford, with 586 tests administered in the last two weeks.

Westford has reported 4791 positive cases within the town. As of July 30, the state Department of Public Health has reported over 1.8 million cases in Massachusetts. 19,620 positive cases have been reported in the state in the last two weeks, with an average daily rate of 19.9 cases.

The state has administered over 268,879 tests in the last two weeks, with 21,661 of those tests marked as positive.

Statewide positive rates week over week have remained at 8.13% since July 23, 2022.

Across the state, 560 individuals have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since Aug. 2. 70 intensive care unit beds remain occupied, while 898 medical and surgical beds remain occupied. 19 intensive care unit beds are available in Northeastern Massachusetts, while 29 medical and surgical beds are available in the region.

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