Jon Levy at the BU School of Public Health has the dire news: Not only are cases spiking, which we've been seeing for the last few weeks, but now rates of hospitalization are growing at hockey-stick rates again - as are viral-particle counts at Deer Island, which tend to be a predictor of cases in ten days to two weeks.
The state reported 957 people in the hospital with Covid-19, the highest number of cases since late February. Of those, 355 are people who had been fully vaccinated. The state reported 25 deaths from the virus, which remains lower than the numbers we were seeing in February, but which does represent an increase over the daily numbers in recent weeks.
" We need immediate and aggressive action - vax, booster, indoor mask mandates, etc." Levy writes.