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Westford COVID-19 Update: State Public Health Emergency to End


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

Between Feb. 26 and March 11, 20 positive cases have been reported in Westford. In those two weeks, Westford reported 21 positive tests, with 8.4% of 250 tests returning positive.

100,976 total tests have been administered in Westford since the pandemic began.

A total of 5,472 total cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Westford as of March 16. The state has reported over 2 million total cases of COVID-19, reporting 4,882 cases in the last two weeks. 5.01% of the total 114,443 tests administered, or 5,731 tests, have returned positive.

As of March 16, 80 of the 92 intensive care unit beds remain occupied in Northeastern Massachusetts, while 838 of the 912 medical and surgical beds remain occupied in the region.

As of March 16, Middlesex County has reported 1,034 positive cases in the last two week period between Feb. 26 and March 11. 5.07%, or 1,224 of 24,134 total tests returned positive in the county.

In the last two weeks, Middlesex County has reported 21 confirmed and probable deaths, while the state has reported 122 confirmed and probable deaths.

Healey-Driscoll Administration announces end to statewide public health emergency 

Gov. Maura Healey announced that the statewide public health emergency is set to end on May 11. The federal public health emergency is set to end on May 11 as well.

Gov. Healy also announced that the public health order requiring all Executive Branch employees to have received a primary series of the COVID-19 vaccination will be rescinded on May 11.

“We know that we have the tools to manage this virus – vaccines, masking, testing, getting treatments and staying home when sick – and we’ve reached the point where we can update our guidance to reflect where we are now,” said Gov. Healy in a press release.

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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.

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