Latest COVID wave to continue rising through holidays in Mass.

  • Projections updated yesterday (Thursday, Oct. 22) show the current rising level of COVID-19 infections in Massachusetts will continue through the holiday season and into the new year.

    The daily rates of infections and deaths will continue to rise to rates not seen in the Commonwealth since May and June, respectively, according to projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)  at the University of Washington.

    The rate of infection reached its lowest points since the spring surge on Aug. 21, when IHME estimates 971 Bay Staters were infected. That estimate is currently at 1,638.48.

    Current projections show the rate continuing to rise but not peaking until Dec. 22, when nearly 4,000 people a day will be infected.

    Deaths, which lag infection, will reach their peak on Jan. 11, when it estimates 49 people a day will pass away. That is more than triple the current death rate.

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