COVID-19 by the numbers: Week of March 5, 2021

The number of people with COVID-19 worldwide continues to increase by less than 1% weekly based on data from various sources taken March 3. 

Just under 275 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally.

Framingham State University administered 763 tests within the past week, and 3,747 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 99.74%. 

One individual was isolated on campus and one person was quarantined off campus.

A total of 3,676 negative, and seven positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate was 99.81%.

Cumulatively, 6,885 Framingham residents, 10.08%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The City of Framingham reported 1,230 active cases.

There were 163 new infections, 105 new recoveries, and three new deaths reported since Feb. 25. The number of people infected grew by 55, or 0.82%, over the past week. 

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

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in Framingham is 0.31%.

Cumulatively, 553,220 Massachusetts residents, 8.03%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates there are 27,763 active cases.

There were 9,524 new infections, 16,944 new recoveries, and 301 new deaths since Feb. 25. The number of people infected decreased by 7,721, or 1.42%, over the past week. 

Approximately 7.7% of those who have tested positive remain infected. Just under 90% 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, 1,868,847 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts. According to the Times, 19% of the population has received at least one dose, and 8.4% has received two doses. 

Cumulatively, 28,780,950 United States residents, 8.72%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The New York Times reported 66,714 active cases.

There were 452,954 new infections, 255,331 new recoveries, and 14,220 new deaths since Feb. 25. The number of people infected grew by 183,403, or 0.65%, over the past week. 

Approximately 61% of those who have tested positive remain infected. Approximately 38% of the population has recovered, and 1.8% have died.

The overall death rate from COVID-19 in the United States is 0.16%.

The New York Times reported that cumulatively, 80,540,474 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the United States. According to the Times, 16% of the population has received at least one dose, and 8.4% has received two doses. 

Cumulatively, 115,126,085 people globally, 1.49%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The New York Times reported 419,698 active cases.

There were 2,619,971 new infections, 1,626,364 new recoveries, and 64,238 new deaths since Feb. 25. The number of people infected grew by 929,369, or 0.83%, over the past week. 

Just over 41% of the world’s population that has tested positive remain infected. Approximately 57% 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, 274,186,339 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.