COVID-19 by the numbers

Kathleen Moore / THE GATEPOST

By Donald Halsing

Associate Editor

By Leighah Beausoleil

News Editor

By Kathleen Moore

Design Editor

Recoveries from COVID-19 range between 25% and 50% at the local, state, national, and global levels based on data from various sources taken Sept. 23. 

In addition, deaths from the virus range from around 3% at the local level to under 2% worldwide.

Approximately 3% of Framingham residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Of those who contracted the virus, approximately 50% remain infected. About 45% have recovered and about 3% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in Framingham is about 0.2%.

Less than 2% of Massachusetts residents tested positive for COVID-19.

Slightly more than 50% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. About 45% have recovered, and about 3% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in Massachusetts is under 0.15%.

Around 2% of United States residents tested positive for COVID-19. 

Approximately 70% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Over 25% of the population has recovered – about 20% less than the local and state values. However, the death rate at the national level is near 2%, or 1% less than the local and state levels.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in the United States is 0.06%.

Globally, less than 0.5% of people have tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of those who contracted the virus, almost 60% remain infected. Recoveries stand at 40%, and less than 2% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 globally is 0.01%.

Data sources:

Framingham State University

Town of Framingham

MA population: United States Census Bureau – QuickFacts Massachusetts

US and World population: United States Census Bureau – US and World Population Clock

MA data: WCVB

US data: CDC, New York Times

Recovery data: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

World data: WHO, Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center