Photo: COVID-19 update
Just as Massachusetts has been a bump in COVID-19 cases in the past week, the rate of residents who have come down with positive coronavirus test has jumped in Belmont in the early days of August.
The number of positive tests in Belmont jumped by seven cases – 238 to 242 – during the six day period from July 31 to Aug. 5, the same number increase that occurred over the pervious three week span, 231 to 238, from July 10 to 31, according to a Aug. 5 report from the state’s Department of Public Health.
The number of deaths has remained steady at 60 since July 10. The total number of positive cases in Massachusetts stands at 111,371.
While the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Massachusetts rose to 2.2 percent, up from a low of 1.7 percent in mid July, Belmont’s percentage has increased slightly to just one percent; eight cases from 802 total tested.