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Westford COVID-19 Update: Updated Booster Clinic Held Tonight

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

Between Oct. 23 and Nov. 5, 40 positive cases have been reported in Westford. In those two weeks, Westford reported 46 total positive tests, with 8.46% of 544 tests returning positive.

97,699 total tests have been administered in Westford since the pandemic began.

A total of 5,124 total cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Westford as of Nov. 10. The state has reported over 1.92 million total cases of COVID-19, reporting 11,093 cases in the last two weeks. 6.02% of the total 207,787 tests administered, or 12,509 tests, have returned positive.

As of Nov. 8, 63 of the 75 intensive care unit beds remain occupied in Northeastern Massachusetts, while 718 of the 730 medical and surgical beds remain occupied in the region.

As of Nov. 10, Middlesex County has reported 2,467 positive cases in the last two week period between Oct. 23 and Nov. 5. 5.67%, or 2,750 of 48,497 total tests returned positive in the county.

In the last two weeks, Middlesex County has reported 32 confirmed and probable deaths, while the state has reported 177 confirmed and probable deaths.

Health Department to host booster clinic

The Westford Health Department will offer the updated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster to children and adults aged 12 and older.

Appointments are required to receive a booster. The department is requesting residents to bring their insurance card and COVID-19 vaccination card.

Residents will have to have completed a primary series before receiving their booster dose. Residents who received a different primary series from Moderna, Janssen or Novavax may receive the updated Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

The clinic will be held on Nov. 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Westford Academy Cafeteria. Register online here.

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.