Health Professionals Urge Caution as Virus Cases Rise Again

An illustration of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BOSTON (AP) — Life in Massachusetts is returning to normal, yet health professionals are concerned about upward movement in some metrics used to measure the spread of COVID-19.

The seven-day average of confirmed coronavirus cases climbed to 141 on Wednesday, up from a low of 52 in late June, and the seven-day average rate of positive tests has also been edging upward, according to state Department of Public Health data.

Virus-related deaths and hospitalizations remain low.

The increases come among nationwide concern about the highly contagious delta variant and a slowing of vaccination rates.

Experts say vaccination remains the best defense.

The Associated Press

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