The Massachusetts Department of Public Health yesterday reported 27,612 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, the latest in a string of record high one-day numbers for the pandemic.
The state also reported 54 new Covid-19 deaths. That is nowhere near the death rates seen at the start of the pandemic - the record is 190 on April 23, 2020 - it does represent another increase in daily death numbers for the current surge.
There were also 2,426 patients in Massachusetts hospitals with Covid-19, another increase for the current surge, although as with deaths, still nowhere near the numbers seen in the initial surge, but now approaching the peak seen in the previous winter surge.
As for the MWRA's Deer Island sewage testing samples, which predicted skyrocketing case counts? You don't want to know. But as Paul Levy, who oversaw construction of the plant back in the day joked this morning:
Wonder if the chart should be changed to a logarithmic scale so it could fit in more easily!