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Posted on: March 23, 2021
[ARCHIVED] March 23, 2021 Covid-19 Update
- 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:
- Yesterday, March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers, including public works, public health, water, and utility workers, became eligible for the vaccine.
- April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition become eligible.
- April 19th: General public ages 16+ become eligible.