COVID-19 by the numbers: February 26, 2021

The number of people with COVID-19 worldwide continues to increase by less than 1% weekly based on data from various sources taken Feb. 24. 

Framingham State University administered 1,122 tests within the past week, and 3,383 tests within the past 30 days, according to the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website.

Two positive tests were returned within the past week, according to the page. The 7-day negative test rate was 99.82%. 

One individual was isolated on campus, and two were isolated off campus. One person was quarantined off campus.

A total of 3,313 negative, and six positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate was 99.82%.

Cumulatively, 6,722 Framingham residents, 9.84%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The City of Framingham reported 1,175 active cases.

There were 126 new infections, 139 new recoveries, and six new deaths reported since Feb. 18. The number of people infected decreased by 19, or 0.29%, over the past week. 

Approximately 18% of those who have tested positive remain infected. Over 79% have recovered and approximately 3.3% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in Framingham is 0.33%.

Cumulatively, 543,696 Massachusetts residents, 7.89%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates there are 33,332 active cases.

There were 10,672 new infections, 24,056 new recoveries, and 312 new deaths since Feb. 18. The number of people infected decreased by 13,696, or 2.6%, over the past week. 

Approximately 9% of those who have tested positive remain infected. Just under 88% have recovered, and approximately 2.9% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in Massachusetts is 0.23%.

The New York Times reported that cumulatively, 1,533,534 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts. According to the Times, 16% of the population has received at least one dose, and 5.9% has received two doses. 

Cumulatively, 28,327,996 United States residents, 8.54%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The New York Times reported 70,768 active cases.

There were 545,085 new infections and 19,260 new deaths since Feb. 18. [Editor’s note: Insufficient recovery data from the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center prevented further calculations. Recovery data from 24 states and territories was not represented by the center’s Feb. 24 data, compared to 14 states and territories Feb. 17.]

Approximately 61% of those who have tested positive remain infected. Approximately 37% of the population has recovered, and 1.8% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in the United States is 0.15%.

The New York Times reported that cumulatively, 66,464,947 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the United States. According to the Times, 14% of the population has received at least one dose, and 6.2% has received two doses. 

Cumulatively, 112,506,114 people globally, 1.45%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The New York Times reported 408,761 active cases.

There were 2,633,766 new infections, 1,623,329 new recoveries, and 66,213 new deaths since Feb. 18. The number of people infected grew by 944,224, or 0.86%, over the past week. 

Approximately 41% of the world’s population that has tested positive remain infected. Just over 56% of the population has recovered and 2.2% has died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 globally is 0.03%.

The New York Times reported that cumulatively, 221,746,011 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally.

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

World data: WHO, Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Recovery data: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Active Cases: New York Times

Vaccination Data: New York Times

*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. New data collected Wednesday before publication.