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Posted on: March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021 Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Data

  • 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 81 new cases of COVID-19 in Hingham over the past 14 days, and a total of 1,699 cases in Hingham since the start of the pandemic.
  • The average daily incidence rate for the Town of Hingham was 24.1 per 100,000 residents, and our percent positivity rate was 2.67% for the previous 14 days.
  • As of today, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts totaled 582,159.
  • Public health metrics have been trending in a positive direction statewide, including drops in average daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates.  However, those rates remain higher than they were before the surge hit in fall 2020. 

Vaccine Rollout & Reopening Plans

  • According to DPH’s daily COVID-19 vaccine report, over 1,110,000 people in Massachusetts have been fully vaccinated as of today.    
  • As we mentioned last week, DPH has started to report vaccination rates by community on a weekly basis.  As of March 18, approximately 16.8% of Hingham residents have been fully vaccinated.   
  • Last week, DPH announced the schedule for vaccine eligibility for all remaining groups in Massachusetts as follows:    
  1. Yesterday, March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers, including public works, public health, water, and utility workers, became eligible for the vaccine. 
  2. April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition become eligible.
  3. April 19th: General public ages 16+ become eligible.


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