COVID-19 by the numbers

Kathleen Moore / THE GATEPOST

The number of people infected by COVID-19 worldwide increased by over 850,000 since last week based on data from various sources taken Oct. 14. 

The number of people infected by COVID-19 in the United States increased by over 200,000 since last week, also.

Framingham State University administered 617 tests within the past week, and 3,015 tests within the past 30 days, 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%. This is the second consecutive week with no positive COVID-19 tests at FSU.

A total of 2,990 negative, and four positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate is 99.87%.

Around 3.6% or Framingham residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There were 97 new infections, 50 new recoveries, and one new death reported.

The number of people infected grew by 46, or 2%, since last week.

Over 52% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Over 45% have recovered and under 3% have died.

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

About 2% of Massachusetts residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There were 4,215 new infections, 2,528 new recoveries, and 87 new deaths.

The number of people infected grew by 1,600, or 1.2%, since last week.

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

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

Under 2.75% of United States residents have tested positive for COVID-19. There were 365,009 new infections, 155,899 new recoveries, and 5,009 new deaths.

The number of people infected grew by 204,101, or 2.7%, since last week.

Slightly over 70% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. About 28% of the population has recovered, and about 1.8% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in the United States climbed slightly from 0.06% last week to 0.07% this week. 

Globally, around 0.5% of the population has tested positive for COVID-19. There were 2,359,916 new infections, 1,471,152 new recoveries, and 37,092 new deaths.

The number of people infected grew by 851,672, or 2.4%, since last week.

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

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

Data sources:

Framingham State University

City 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, MA DPH

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.

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