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Posted on: April 6, 2021
[ARCHIVED] April 6, 2021 Covid-19 Update
- As of yesterday, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts totaled 607,967.
- According to public health data from the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) released last week, the Town’s designation remains “yellow,” indicating a “medium risk” of spread in the community.
- There have been 82 new cases of COVID-19 in Hingham over the past 14 days, and a total of 1,785 cases in Hingham since the start of the pandemic. The number of new cases has plateaued in recent weeks.
- The average daily incidence rate for the Town of Hingham was 24.4 per 100,000 residents, and our percent positivity rate was 2.74% for the previous 14 days.
- According to DPH’s daily COVID-19 vaccine report, over 1.49 million people in Massachusetts have been fully vaccinated as of yesterday.
- As of April 1st, approximately 23.0% of Hingham residents have been fully vaccinated, up from 19.2% last week.
- As of yesterday, April 5th, residents age 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts.
- The Baker-Polito Administration has adopted the CDC’s updated list of medical conditions. The full list now includes the following conditions:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic lung diseases, including COPD, asthma (moderate-to-severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
- Dementia or other neurological conditions
- Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
- Down syndrome
- Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension)
- HIV infection
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
- Liver disease
- Overweight and obesity
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Smoking, current or former
- Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
- Stroke or cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain
- Substance use disorders
- The last phase of the vaccine rollout plan will begin on Monday, April 19th, when the general public ages 16+ become eligible for the vaccine in Massachusetts.
- Learn more about nearby vaccination sites and pre-registration by visiting vaxfinder.mass.gov.
- We will be meeting with department heads on Thursday to discuss municipal reopening plans and will report out to the Board next Tuesday night.