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The level of coronavirus in Eastern Mass. waste water just shot up

An important indicator of the prevalence of COVID-19 infections, the level of coronavirus detected in Eastern Massachusetts waste water, registered a sharp increase in recent days.

COVID cases increase sharply among Mass. children and teens as school starts, fall arrives

Children and teens have seen sharp increases in COVID-19 case counts recently, led by 10- to 19-year-olds who saw a 59.6 percent jump in the latest weekly report, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

‘A hostile act’: CDC eases masking rules for hospitals and nursing homes, but they won’t apply to Mass. yet

The revised guidelines immediately sparked controversy among public health experts.

Boston officials report small increases in COVID-19 cases; urge booster shots

New cases have increased by 8.5 percent over the past week and 37.7 percent over the past 14 days, figures that don’t include at-home or rapid tests, according to a weekly update from the Boston Public Health Commission.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

Town-by-town COVID-19 data in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health releases new town-by-town data for coronavirus cases every week. Here is the latest set of such data showing how the coronavirus has ravaged individual communities throughout the state.

See how many people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in your Mass. town

See who has been vaccinated in your community.

‘Very harmful’ lack of data blunts US response to outbreaks

Decades of underinvestment in public health information systems has crippled efforts to understand the pandemic, stranding crucial data in incompatible data systems so outmoded that information often must be repeatedly typed in by hand.