The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said two mosquitoes collected on July 7 in Belmont tested positive for the virus.
With coronavirus tests in short supply around the country, the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR could help, and a Cambridge, Mass. company is trying to develop quick, cheap, accurate tests that could help with reopening.
With large populations of residents vulnerable to COVID-19, Chelsea, Mass. and Central Falls, R.I. had to cope with early spikes in cases. Months later, both cities offer lessons in controlling the infection.
Seventy-nine percent of hospitals -- 38 of 48 that reported data -- had positive total margins as of Dec. 31. As of March 31, the percentage had dropped significantly -- 36 percent, or 21 of 58 hospitals, said they had positive total margins.
Local health officials complain that the state's contact tracing effort has been beset with computer glitches, inadequate training, and poor communication.
The rate of positive tests, new daily COVID-19 cases and daily deaths in long-term care facilities are all now showing declines from earlier in the pandemic, according to a state presentation.
The method uses small molecules called "micro-RNAs," delivered by a virus into the spinal fluid, to block a gene key in the fatal nerve disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The increased testing will be available in Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Marlborough, and New Bedford.
Mosquitoes have already tested positive for EEE in the towns of Wendell and Orange in Franklin County, state Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said as officials discussed the state’s preparations for mosquito season in Plymouth.
With Massachusetts' reopening plans moving ahead, early survivors of COVID-19 in the state are hoping their experiences will convince others to be cautious.
While the decision to reopen further does falls in line with Massachusetts' low average positive test rate for COVID-19 -- just 1.8 percent -- the coronavirus reality in many other states is going from bad to worse.
The sample was collected on July 1 near the town of Orange in Franklin County, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement released Friday.
While nursing homes have been in the spotlight during the pandemic, a "parallel crisis" has festered in assisted living residences.
A FEMA administration for the New England states talks about how the federal agency is supporting citizens throughout the pandemic and the challenges it is facing.
El CTC estima que entre el 10% y el 15% de los casos solicitan asistencia
In Massachusetts, people who have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to COVID-19 get help with everything from groceries to legal assistance, whatever it takes so they can stay put and avoid infecting anyone else.
Pero a pesar de las protestas, de que los restaurantes comenzaron a admitir comensales en sus locales, y la lenta resurrección de las compras y otras actividades, los temores de un nuevo aumento en los casos de coronavirus hasta ahora no se han materializado.
Dr. Nadia Abuelezam, infectious disease expert and assistant professor at Boston College Connell School of Nursing, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to explain how Massachusetts' approach has been successful so far.
Health Experts Feared COVID-19 Would Surge Back In Mass. After Protests And Businesses Reopening. It Hasn't
Health scientists believe Massachusetts residents largely have themselves to thank for that. They credit widespread adherence to basic COVID-19 precautions such as mask-wearing, hand-washing and maintaining a safe distance from others.
The state hasn't had a day without a recorded coronavirus-related death since March.