FRAMINGHAM – The percentage of those positive with the coronavirus needing hospitalization has decreased from 9% last week to 7% this week across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
However, the number of individuals hospitalized for the COVID-19 and those in ICU units has increased in MetroWest over the last two weeks.
On April 15, Framingham Union Hospital, part of MetroWest Medical Center, was reporting 33 hospitalized, and 10 in ICU.
Today, April 27, Framingham Union Hospital has 52 hospitalized and 16 in ICU.
Leonard Morse has seen an increase too, and today has 15 hospitalized and 3 in ICU.
On April 15, Marlborough Hospital, part of the UMass Memorial system, had 13 hospitalized and 6 in ICU
Today, April 27, Marlborough has 19 hospitalized and 10 in ICU.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is about the same.
On April 15, there are 91 hospitalized and 20 in ICU.
On April 27, there were 93 hospitalized and 17 in ICU.
On April 15, Mass General Hospital in Boston had 354 hospitalized and 147 in ICU. Today, the numbers are 473 hospitalized and 186 in ICU.
In Worcester, at UMass Memorial, the combined total is 169 hospitalized and 84 in ICU.
There have been more than 3,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in Massachusetts.
As of today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting 56,462 positive cases of the virus in the state.
One positive sign is that for the past two days, the number of new cases is less than the daily counts for last week, a sign that Massachusetts could be flattening the curve.
Massachusetts however is third behind New York and New Jersey for the number of COVID-19 cases in America.
Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 12,953. In comparison there have been only 10 cases on Nantucket Island.