Massachusetts

Cases

New MA Cases

September 18
+454
Trend
Rising

New MA Deaths

September 18
+9
Trend
Rising

Total MA Cases

Confirmed cases
126,582
Deaths
9,269

Tests in MA

Positive-Test Rate
0.7%

County Trends

Rising
6
Falling
2
Flat
4

Total County Cases

>10,000 1,001-10,000 101-1,000 11-100 1-10 0

By County

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More than 50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
10-50% increase in 7-day average of new cases, compared with one week ago
County Confirmed New cases yesterday Deaths
Suffolk 23,552 88 1,124
Middlesex 26,545 76 2,116
Essex 18,872 57 1,262
Norfolk 9,980 48 1,044
Bristol 9,700 43 680
Worcester 14,007 38 1,083
Plymouth 9,487 35 757
Hampden 7,947 14 769
Berkshire 702 10 49
Barnstable 1,697 4 171
Hampshire 1,203 3 141
Franklin 401 3 67

Tracker: Vaccine & Drug Development

Researchers worldwide are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. SmartNews is tracking progress here.

UPDATES
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Pfizer vaccine trial bets on early win against coronavirus, documents show
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US outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines, officials say the shot wouldn’t be broadly available until the summer of 2021
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Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations
9/15/2020
Pfizer says coronavirus vaccine study shows mostly mild-to-moderate side effects
9/15/2020
There may not be enough coronavirus vaccine doses to quickly supply the world, Gates Foundation says
9/15/2020
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial
CNN
9/13/2020
Pfizer coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans before end of the year, CEO says
9/12/2020
Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial
9/11/2020
Governments should begin prep for transporting COVID-19 vaccine, trade org urges
9/8/2020
AstraZeneca vaccine trial paused to investigate 'a potentially unexplained illness'
Massachusetts
STATUS: REOPENING
Cases
126,582 confirmed cases, with 454 new cases yesterday
Masks
Statewide mask mandate
Closures
Bars; amusement parks
Fact
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Policy last updated: 8/6/2020

Coronavirus News

  • Sources: Johns Hopkins CSSE and The COVID Tracking Project
  • Disclaimer: This data changes rapidly, so what’s shown may be out of date. Table totals may not always represent an accurate sum.
  • †SmartNews is no longer displaying U.S. “recovered” data due to the lack of uniform reporting from state health departments.