COVID-19 by the numbers: March 12, 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 10.

Just over 325 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally.

Framingham State University administered 801 tests within the past week, and 3,843 tests within the past 30 days, according to the COVID-19 data page on the FSU website.

One positive test was returned within the past week, according to the page. The 7-day negative test rate was 99.87%. 

One positive case was self-reported by a student within the past week. Three positive cases were self-reported by students since Feb. 18.

Two individuals were isolated off campus. One person was quarantined on campus and one person was quarantined off campus.

A total of 3,767 negative, and eight positive results, were returned in the past 30 days. The 30-day negative test rate was 99.79%.

Cumulatively, 7,003 Framingham residents, 10.25%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The City of Framingham reported 1,264 active cases.

There were 118 new infections, 82 new recoveries, and two new deaths reported since March 4. The number of people infected grew by 34, or 0.49%, 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 0.34%.

Cumulatively, 562,394 Massachusetts residents, 8.16%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates there are 26,135 active cases.

There were 9,174 new infections, 14,005 new recoveries, and 251 new deaths since March 4. The number of people infected decreased by 5,082, or 0.92%, over the past week. 

Approximately 6.7% of those who have tested positive remain infected. Just under 91% 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, 2,376,322 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts. According to the Times, 23% of the population has received at least one dose, and 11% has received two doses. 

Cumulatively, 29,149,380 United States residents, 8.83%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The New York Times reported 58,530 active cases.

There were 368,430 new infections and 10,028 new deaths since March 4. The number of people infected grew by approximately 358,402, or 1.25%, over the past week. 

[Editor’s note: No recovery data has been reported by the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center at the U.S. level since March 6. Calculations were made using data collected March 3.]

Approximately 61% of those who have tested positive remain infected. Just over 37% 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, 98,203,893 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the United States. According to the Times, 19% of the population has received at least one dose, and 10% has received two doses. 

Cumulatively, 117,978,628 people globally, 1.52%, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The New York Times reported 467,404 active cases.

There were 2,852,543 new infections, 1,723,647 new recoveries, and 59,460 new deaths since March 4. The number of people infected grew by 1,069,436, or 0.93%, 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, 325,552,430 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.