COVID-19 by the numbers

Kathleen More / THE GATEPOST

Over 600,000 active COVID-19 cases were reported globally based on data from various sources taken Dec. 3. 

Almost 200,000 cases – about a third of all active cases worldwide – were reported in the United States.

Framingham State University administered 890 tests within the past week, and 4,072 tests within the past 30 days, according to the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website.

Five positive tests were returned the week of Dec. 1, according to the page. The seven-day negative test rate was 99.43%. 

One individual was isolated on campus, and five were isolated off campus. Six people were quarantined on campus, and five were quarantined off campus.

A total of 4,005 negative, and 19 positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate was 99.53%.

Cumulatively, 3,515 Framingham residents, 5.2%, tested positive for COVID-19. The City of Framingham reported 560 active cases.

There were 460 new infections, 279 new recoveries, and four new deaths reported since Nov. 19. The number of people infected increased by 177, or 5.8%, over the past two weeks. 

Just over 54% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Just under 44% have recovered, and approximately 2.5% have died.

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

Cumulatively, 225,787 Massachusetts residents, 3.3%, tested positive for COVID-19. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates there are 45,390 active cases.

There were 36,269 new infections, 18,051 new recoveries and 181 new deaths since Nov. 19. The number of people infected increased by 18,037, or 9.5%, over the past two weeks. 

Almost 60% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Just under 40% have recovered, and approximately 2.7% have died.

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

Cumulatively, 13,900,350 United States residents, 4.2%, tested positive for COVID-19. The New York Times reported that there were 199,988 active cases.

There were 2,401,835 new infections, 931,838 new recoveries, and 22,990 new deaths since Nov. 19. The number of people infected grew by 1,447,007, or 12.6%, over the past two weeks. 

Just under 72% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Approximately 27% of the population has recovered, and 1.4% have died.

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

Cumulatively, 64,360,815 people globally, 0.8%, tested positive for COVID-19. The New York Times reported that there were 600,856 active cases.

There were 8,252,505 new infections, 5,281,122 new recoveries, and 143,075 new deaths since Nov. 19. The number of people infected grew by 2,828,308, or 5%, over the past two weeks. 

Just over 60% of those who contracted the virus remain infected. Approximately 39% have recovered, 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 the previous “COVID-19 by the numbers” published in The Gatepost. This week’s data displays changes over two weeks’ time because no information was collected during Thanksgiving break.