COVID-19 by the numbers: Week of Nov. 13

The rate of new COVID-19 cases has tripled since Nov. 5 in the United States, and doubled worldwide, based on data from various sources taken Nov. 12.

Over 4.6 million new COVID-19 infections were reported worldwide in the past week. The number of cases increased by 6% this week, more than double the 3% increase last week.

The number of infections in the United States increased by 7.1% since Nov. 5, a significant increase from the 4.0% increase last week. 

Deaths from COVID-19 in Massachusetts climbed above 10,000 this week.

Framingham State University administered 863 tests within the past week, and 3,728 tests within the past 30 days, according to the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website.

In his weekly update email, FSU President F. Javier Cevallos said 91 individuals – primarily from Miles Bibb Hall – were tested Nov. 6 after “identifying a few positive individuals from that week’s regular testing.” None of those individuals tested positive.

Three positive tests were returned in the past week, according to the page. The 7-day negative test rate is 99.65%. 

Two individuals are isolated on campus, and four are isolated off campus. Twenty-two people are quarantined on campus, and 19 are quarantined off campus.

A total of 3,685 negative, and 10 positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate is 99.73%.

This week, approximately 4.1% of Framingham residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 125 new infections, 76 new recoveries, and seven new deaths reported since Nov. 5.

The number of people infected increased by 42, or 1.6%, since last week.

Just over 52% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Almost 45% have recovered and approximately 2.9% have died.

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

Approximately 2.5% of Massachusetts residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 16,016 new infections – double last week’s number – 4,592 new recoveries, and 348 new deaths since Nov. 5. 

The number of people infected increased by 11,076, or 7.0%, since last week. This rate is nearly triple last week’s increase of 4,102, or 2.7%.

Over 55% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Just under 42% have recovered, and about 3.2% have died.

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

Over 3.1% of United States residents tested positive for COVID-19. There were 898,136 new infections, 218,346 new recoveries, and 7,653 new deaths since Nov. 5.

The number of people infected grew by 672,137, or 7.1%, since last week. This rate is almost double last week’s increase of 358,343, or 4.0%.

Slightly over 71% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. About 27% of the population has recovered, and about 1.7% has died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in the United States is 0.07%.

Globally, around 0.7% of the population has tested positive for COVID-19. There were 4,658,163 new infections, 1,709,628 new recoveries, and 58,818 new deaths since Nov. 5.

The number of people infected grew by 2,889,717, or 6.0%, since last week. This rate is more than double last week’s increase of 1,340,793, or 3.0%.

Of those who contracted the virus, 60% remain infected. Recoveries are approximately 39%, and approximately 1.5% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 globally is 0.02%.

Data sources:

Framingham State University

City of Framingham

Massachusetts 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.