WESTFORD — Westford’s coronavirus cases have decreased week over week according to data published by the Department of Public Health on Thursday.
Between Jan. 15 and Jan. 28, 30 positive cases have been reported in Westford. In those two weeks, Westford reported 32 positive tests, with 10.56% of 303 tests returning positive.
100,199 total tests have been administered in Westford since the pandemic began.
A total of 5,396 total cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Westford as of Feb. 2. The state has reported over 2 million total cases of COVID-19, reporting 10,799 cases in the last two weeks. 9.37% of the total 131,313 tests administered, or 12,305 tests, have returned positive.
As of Jan. 31, 85 of the 95 intensive care unit beds remain occupied in Northeastern Massachusetts, while 925 of the 941 medical and surgical beds remain occupied in the region.
As of Feb. 2, Middlesex County has reported 2,298 positive cases in the last two week period between Jan. 15 and Jan. 28. 9.21%, or 2,574 of 27,944 total tests returned positive in the county.
In the last two weeks, Middlesex County has reported 58 confirmed and probable deaths, while the state has reported 305 confirmed and probable deaths.
Middlesex County ‘Medium’ Risk
As cases continue to fall in the region, Middlesex County and surrounding counties remain in ‘medium’ risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC recommends residents of medium risk counties continue to wear a mask if they are at high risk of getting very sick, as well staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including recommended boosters.
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