COVID-19 by the numbers : Week of Oct. 30

By Donald Halsing, Associate Editor

By Kathleen Moore, Design Editor

The percentage of COVID-19 cases climbed from 0.01% last week to 0.02% of the world population this week based on data from various sources taken Oct. 29. 

However, over 1.8 million new recoveries were reported worldwide this week.

The number of people still infected by COVID-19 in Framingham decreased by 47, or 1.9%, since last week.

Framingham State University administered 733 tests within the past week, and 3,352 tests within the past 30 days, according to the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website.

No positive tests were returned in the past week, according to the page. The 7-day negative test rate is 100%. Only one positive COVID-19 test has been reported in the past four weeks at FSU.

A total of 3,325 negative, and 3 positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate is 99.84%.

Around 3.8% of Framingham residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 88 new infections, 131 new recoveries, and four new deaths reported.

The number of people infected decreased by 47, or 1.9%, since last week.

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

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

About 2.2% of Massachusetts residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 6,571 new infections and 111 new deaths. Recovery data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has not been updated since last week at the time data was taken.

Over 53% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Just under 44% have recovered, and about 3.4% have died.

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

Just under 2.6% of United States residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 466,088 new infections, 165,084 new recoveries, and 4,809 new deaths.

The number of people infected grew by 296,195, or 3.5%, 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 is 0.07%.

Globally, around 0.6% of the population has tested positive for COVID-19. There were 3,082,440 new infections, 1,869,074 new recoveries, and 40,812 new deaths.

The number of people infected grew by 1,172,554, or 2.9%, since last week.

Out of those who contracted the virus, under 59% remain infected. Recoveries are just over 40%, and around 1.5% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 globally climbed from 0.01% last week to 0.02% this week.

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.