Recent reports indicate we may not be out of the woods yet with COVID-19.
According to the latest data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released on Thursday, the 14-day average of daily incidents in Burlington was up to 13.6% on April 7th, which is a significant increase from the 9.8% reported on March 31st. On March 24th it was at 7.4 %, and at 6.2% on March 17th.
14 Day Average Daily Incidence Rate
The percent positivity rate was 3.54%, which is up from the 2.63% reported on March 31st. On March 24th Burlington was at 2.05% positivity rate, and at 1.69% on March 17th.
14 Day Percent Positivity Rate
As far as the number of cases in Burlington has reported a total of 5113. This is up from the number of cases reported last week, which was 5077. The total number of cases on March 24th was 5055, and 5034 on March 17th.
Total COVID Cases Reported in Burlington
As you can see the town has been at a steady increase in COVID cases over the past month. Burlington’s numbers also reflect an upward trend across the state, with nearly two-thirds of Massachusetts cities and towns reporting an increase in cases, although we are not at the same level of cases reported back in January, during the surge of the omicron variant.
As always, health experts recommend the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus is to receive your COVID-19 vaccine and booster, and to continue wearing a mask and social distance when in heavily crowded areas.