COVID-19 by the numbers

By Kathleen Moore, Design Editor and By Donald Halsing, Associate Editor

The number of positive COVID-19 cases grew by 1% worldwide since last week based on data from various sources taken Sept. 30. 

In the United States, the number of positive COVID-19 cases grew by 1.5% since last week. 

Framingham State University administered 601 tests within the past week, and 2,818 total tests, according to the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website.

Two individuals tested positive Sept. 29, according to an Oct. 1 update email from President F. Javier Cevallos. The individuals have been “moved into isolation” and contract tracing started, he said.

Five-hundred-ninety-one individuals tested negative within the past week. The 7-day negative test rate is 99.66%.

A total of 2,779 negative, and 17 positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate is 99.39%.

About 3% of Framingham residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 41 new infections, 30 new recoveries, and two new deaths reported.

Of those who contracted the virus, just over 50% remain infected. Over 45% have recovered and about 3% have died.

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

Under 2% of Massachusetts residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 3,377 new infections, 2,082 new recoveries, and 305 new deaths.

Slightly more than 50% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Almost 45% have recovered, and almost 4% have died.

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

Just above 2% of United States residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 267,129 infections, 166,346 new recoveries, and 4,419 new deaths.

Slightly over 70% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Over 25% of the population has recovered. As with last week, the national-level recovery rate is about 20% less than local and state values, and the death rate is 1% lower.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in the United States remains near 0.06%. There were 1,975,206 new infections, 1,635,126 new recoveries, and 35,361 new deaths.

Globally, under 0.5% of the population has tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of those who contracted the virus, nearly 60% remain infected. Recoveries are just over 40%, and fewer 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

*Calculations for each small table are made using both data from this week and last week’s data published in The Gatepost.