COVID-19 by the numbers

The number of new positive COVID-19 cases climbed by 2 million worldwide since last week, based on data from various sources taken Oct. 7. 

In the United States, the number of positive COVID-19 cases grew by 2.2% since last week. 

Framingham State University administered 641 tests within the past week, and 2,947 total tests, according to the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website.

No positive tests have been returned in the past week, according to the page. The 7-day negative test rate is 100%.

A total of 2,910 negative, and 16 positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate is 99.45%.

Around 3.3% of Framingham residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 82 new infections, 60 new recoveries, and two new deaths reported.

Of those who contracted the virus, over 51% remain infected. Over 45% have recovered and about 3% have died.

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

Under 2% of Massachusetts residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 4,115 new infections, 2,596 new recoveries, and 100 new deaths.

Over 51% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Just under 45% have recovered, and just over 3.5% have died.

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

Just below 2.3% of United States residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 353,519 new infections, 186,590 new recoveries, and 5,689 new deaths.

Slightly over 70% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Over 25% of the population has recovered and under 2% have died. As with previous weeks, the national-level recovery rate is about 20% lower than local and state values, and the death rate is 1% lower.

The death rate per capita from COVID-19 in the United States remains near 0.06%. 

Globally, under 0.5% of the population has tested positive for COVID-19. There were 2,352,927 new infections, 1,690,473 new recoveries, and 45,089 new deaths.

Of those who contracted the virus, just under 60% remain infected. Recoveries are just over 40%, and around 1.7% have died.

The death rate per capita 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 new infections, recoveries, deaths, and infected population size change are made using both data from this week and last week’s data published in The Gatepost.