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Number of new coronavirus cases in Massachusetts exceeds 1,200

The latest Massachusetts Covid-19 stats show 1,216 new cases in one day, the third day in a row where the number has exceeded 1,000.

The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 dropped slightly yesterday, from 553 to 546, but still remains higher than a month ago. Some 17 Massachusetts residents died from the virus.

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Do we have any data showing where these cases are popping up and how many?

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Breaks it down by county (Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk are the big three). There's a separate town-by-town page, but it's only updated once a week (Wednesday, I think).

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Is now provided on Thursdays

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Suffolk 252
Hampden 175
Bristol 160
Worcester 146
Middlesex 144
Essex 121
Plymouth 94
Norfolk 61
Barnstable 24
others each <10

https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-october-26-2020/download

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Rank County Population Cases/100K
1 Middlesex County 1,611,699 8.93
2 Worcester County 830,622 17.6
3 Suffolk County 803,907 31.4
4 Essex County 789,034 15.3
5 Norfolk County 706,775 8.63
6 Bristol County 565,217 28.3
7 Plymouth County 521,202 18.0
8 Hampden County 466,372 37.5
9 Barnstable County 212,990 11.3
10 Hampshire County 160,830
11 Berkshire County 124,944
12 Franklin County 70,180
13 Dukes County 17,332
14 Nantucket County 11,399

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Three counties were above the state average of daily positives per 100,000 residents, the past 2 weeks.

County | Total positive | Total positive, 14 days | Average daily positive per 100,000

Essex | 22448 | 1665 | 14.9
Suffolk | 26795 | 1574 | 13.8
Plymouth | 10825 | 777 | 10.6
State | 142941 | 8980 | 9.2
Bristol | 11169 | 734 | 9.2
Hampden | 9217 | 605 | 9.1
Middlesex | 30509 | 1932 | 8.5

So, the state averaged 9.2 cases per 100,000 residents during the 14 days ending October 21, 2020. (The state has approximately 6,902,000 residents, so 9.2 x 14 x 69.02 = 8876 during the two weeks; close enough.)

Essex, Suffolk, and Plymouth counties had more cases per day than the state as a whole, per 100,000 residents. Bristol, Hampden, and Middlesex had fewer cases per day than the state as a whole, per 100,000 residents.

From MassDPH

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through every Middlesex village and farm.

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Of the breakout being blamed on you though that might not be exactly clear.

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♪ Covid's moving on up.. (moving on up) ♪
♪ To the countryside ♪
♪ To a deee-lux lockdown, in the sky ♪
♪ Oh no, Covid's moving on up (moving on up) ♪
♪ To the countryside ♪
♪ We finally got our piece of the waaav-aaaav-aaaav ♪

I'm here all night.... try the fish.

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We got the hat trick!

More cases per million than Florida now!

Welcome to the naughty list...

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Why did they had to spoil my 5pm reservation at Ten Tables?

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The concessions have shut down. The lights are flashing ... time to head back to your seat. The third act has already started and there are bodies all over the stage.

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What happened to the second act?

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That was their first act.

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but a lot of your best tragedies have five acts. You know, Hamlet, Macbeth, etc. And the body count usually goes way up in the last act.

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This ride is definitely no 3-act play. It may not even be one 5-act Shakespearean tragedy, either. This feels structured more like a proper tetralogy or cycle of works like Shakespeare’s Henriad or Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

So buckle up, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage, and vote.

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"Do not share food drinks utensils....Stop gatherings with family and friends...."

So the behaviors that people engage in in restaurants?

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we're not sharing food and drinks the way we used to. Weren't big utensils sharers beyond serving spoons in the Before Time, so that's not a big adjustment.

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