COVID-19 by the numbers: Week of Nov. 20

By Donald Halsing, Associate Editor

By Kathleen Moore, Design Editor

By Leighah Beausoleil, News Editor

Over 2.2 million new recoveries from COVID-19 were reported globally since Nov. 12, based on data from various sources taken Nov. 19. 

Globally, 3.5 million new cases were reported, 1.2 million fewer new cases compared to 4.7 million last week.

Over 1.1 million new cases have been reported in the United States since Nov. 12.

In his weekly update email, FSU President F. Javier Cevallos said about 130 COVID-19 test results from Nov. 17 were delayed “due to an issue with one box of samples being processed at the Broad Institute.” He said 600 results have been returned so far and only one was positive.

As of 8:00 p.m. Nov. 19, all information on the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website was identical to the information published in The Gatepost last week. The last testing date listed on the page was Nov. 10.

According to the page, Framingham State University administered 863 tests the week of Nov. 12, and 3,728 tests within the past 30 days of that date.

Three positive tests were returned the week of Nov. 12, according to the page. The 7-day negative test rate was 99.65%. 

As of last week, two individuals were isolated on campus, and four were isolated off campus. Twenty-two people were quarantined on campus, and 19 were quarantined off campus.

A total of 3,685 negative, and 10 positive results, were returned within 30 days of Nov. 12. The 30-day negative test rate was 99.73%.

Cumulatively, 3,055 Framingham residents, 4.5%, have tested positive for COVID-19. The City of Framingham reported 383 active cases.

There were 259 new infections, 136 new recoveries, and two new deaths reported since Nov. 12. The number of people infected increased by 121, or 4.3%, since last week. 

Just over 53% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Just under 44% have recovered and approximately 2.7% have died.

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

Cumulatively, 189,518 Massachusetts residents, 2.5%, have tested positive for COVID-19. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates there are 34,664 active cases.

There were 14,565 new infections, 5,776 new recoveries and 223 new deaths since Nov. 12. The number of people infected increased by 8,566, or 4.9%, since last week. 

Over 56% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Just under 41% have recovered, and approximately 3.1% have died.

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

Cumulatively, 11,498,515 United States residents, 3.5%, have tested positive for COVID-19. The New York Times reported there are 172,391 active cases.

There were 1,136,597 new infections, 332,870 new recoveries, and 9,398 new deaths since Nov. 12. The number of people infected grew by 794,329, or 7.7%, since last week. 

Just under 72% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Approximately 27% of the population has recovered, and 1.6% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in the United States is 0.08%.

Cumulatively, 56,108,310 people globally, 0.7%, have tested positive for COVID-19. The New York Times reported there are 598,877 active cases.

There were 3,519,750 new infections, 2,231,406 new recoveries, and 66,142 new deaths since Nov. 12. The number of people infected grew by 1,222,202, or 2.3%, since last week. 

Of those who contracted the virus, 60% remain infected. Recoveries are approximately 39%, and  1.4% have died.

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

Data sources:

Framingham State University

City of Framingham

Mass. population: U.S. Census Bureau – QuickFacts Massachusetts

U.S. and World population: U.S. Census Bureau – U.S. and World Population Clock

Mass. data: WCVB Channel 5 Boston, Mass. Dept. of Public Health

U.S. 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.