Total COVID-19 cases
|Cases confirmed, 5,952,145|
|Recovered, 2,516,951||United States|
|Cases confirmed, 1,747,087|
|Cases confirmed, 95,512|
|Deaths, 6,718||Essex County|
|Cases confirmed, 13,994|
Sources: Johns Hopkins University COVID 19 Tracking Dashboard and Mass. Department of Public Health
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More than 115 state lawmakers signed a letter earlier this month urging Gov. Charlie Baker to move funeral home workers into the first phase of the state’s vaccination plan.
BOSTON — While public transit employees wait for their turn to receive vaccines, COVID-19 cases among MBTA employees spiked in recent weeks to their highest recorded level since the pandemic started last year.
BOSTON — As frustration with the state's vaccination efforts grow, Gov. Charlie Baker detailed plans to Monday to have 103 public vaccination sites open by the end of the week with an online map and registration portal ready for eligible residents to make appointments.
Straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities are clustered in the South and West.
HAVERHILL — Nearly a year into the pandemic that has crippled much of the business community and closed the Southwick clothing factory, e-commerce giant Amazon will boost the economy by bringing 150 jobs to the site.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Boston after a contractor accidentally unplugged a freezer, hospital officials announced Thursday.
BOSTON — The state is dropping a new requirement that school-age children be vaccinated for influenza, citing a mild flu season and the need to focus on fighting the coronavirus.
WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden is making his entrance in the nation's capital for Wednesday's inauguration, ready to assume power as America reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 400,000 on Tuesday in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.
NEW YORK (AP) — The College Board said Tuesday it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is being urged by a coalition of community activists and medical professionals to give the state's Black and immigrant communities priority access to COVID-19 vaccines.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The National Guard has responded to a Berkshire County nursing home where there have been more than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents and staff, authorities said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee has begun its confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary-nominee Janet Yellen with Democrats and Republicans squaring off immediately over how much more support the economy, hammered during the pandemic, requires.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S. economy toward the Democrats’ liking: a $15 minimum wage, aid to poor families and federal dollars going to public schools.
DENVER (AP) — Howard Jones, who's 83, was on the phone for three to four hours every day trying to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Getting 100 million shots into Americans' arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe Biden declared Friday. Lasting impact, he said, will come from uniting the nation in a new effort grounded in science and fueled by …
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ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.
BOSTON — The Baker administration is touting grants to businesses struggling amid the economic fallout of the pandemic, but business leaders say more relief is needed.
The number of newly confirmed coronavirus deaths rose by 86 on Wednesday while the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by more than 5,200.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will start vaccinating individuals living and working in congregate care facilities and prisons on Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker said at a Statehouse press conference Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — Residents of a Massachusetts home for ailing veterans who were moved out in the spring as the coronavirus tore through the facility will soon be welcomed back, officials said.
BOSTON — Two inmates at a Massachusetts medium and minimum security prison that focuses on mental health have recently died of COVID-19 complications, officials say.
More than 4,000 front-line medical workers at local hospitals and related facilities have now been vaccinated against COVID-19, and still many more staff members wait to receive their shots.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is preparing to open its first mass vaccination site this week at Gillette Stadium as the state ramps up efforts to get shots into arms and help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The number of newly confirmed coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts rose by 67 on Tuesday while the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by more than 4,900.
NEWARK, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, three weeks after getting his first one with television cameras rolling in an attempt to reassure the American public that the inoculations are safe.
New research suggests Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in the two more-contagious variants of the coronavirus that have erupted in Britain and South Africa.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is preparing to launch a pool testing program in schools that aims to help expand monitoring for COVID-19 and encourage schools to remain open with students attending in person.
ORANGE, Calif. — The U.S. topped 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time, breaking a record set just one day earlier, with several Sun Belt states driving the surge.
BOSTON — Citing an increase in eviction cases, Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday issued a tenant rights advisory to help ensure that people at risk of losing their homes are aware of their rights and ways to access assistance.
Officials from Gloucester — along with those from eight other North Shore communities — say they are prepared to restrict indoor activity and roll back reopening plans if COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
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