COVID-19 Daily Update

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by Art and Maura Keene

The Indy’s COVID-19 Daily Update will post the daily confirmed case count for Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Massachusetts, for the nation and for the globe.  

Making Sense of the Numbers
Authorities caution that the confirmed case count is a substantial underestimate of the actual number of cases because access to testing in the United States is still severely limited.  Only about 10% to 15% of all cases are being confirmed in the U.S. said Andrew Lover of UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences. (For more information on testing see here and  here and here, and here and here). 

We rely on well-vetted sources to produce our daily update and draw mostly from the following: Center for Disease Control (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Johns Hopkins University, Yale School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Washington PostNew York Times, The Guardian, NPR, MSNBC, NBC, STAT News, and the Twitter feeds and/or blogs of Andy Slavitt, Greg Gonsolves, Ezekiel Emanuel, Marc Lipsich, and David Wallace-Wells.

Archives
The Indy began posting COVID-19 Daily Update on March 18. Here are links to archives of previous months’ posts. MarchApril , May, JuneJulyAugustSeptember, October

UPDATE for SATURDAY November 28 as of 8 AM
( * case increases reflect combined data from 11/26 and 11/27)

Confirmed Cases in MA – 219,252 (+4,658)*
Deaths: 10,635 (+31)*
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 522 (+0) Currently Active -114 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 420 (+0) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH.NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps
Confirmed Cases in USA – 13,454,326 (+178,125
Confirmed Deaths –271,029 (2,767)*
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 62,113,525 Deaths: 1,451,822 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
US Hits 13 Coronavirus Million Cases One Week After It Hit 12 Million Cases
(NBC News)
Across MA, Lengthy Testing Lines Reflect Bigger Problem
(Boston Globe)
LA County Issues New Stay-At-Home Order
(CNN)
COVID Deaths Projected To Double Soon
(CNN)
How Hawaii Is Keeping COVID-19 Under Control
(Time)

UPDATE for THURSDAY November 26 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 214,594 (+3,395)
Deaths: 10,604 (+53)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 522 (+6) Currently Active -114 (-28)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 420 (+11) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH.NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps
Confirmed Cases in USA – 13,139,882 (+314,444)*
Confirmed Deaths –268,262 (2,246)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 60,855,812 Deaths: 1,429,,724 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
US Death Toll Climbs Toward Daily Record But More People Are Surviving The Infection
(New York Times)
After Admitting Mistake, Astra Zeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine
(New York Times)
Supreme Court Rules 5-4 Against NY Coronavirus Restrictions
(NPR)
Thanksgiving Day Steelers Ravens Game Postponed Due To COVID Outbreak
(NPR)
Thanksgiving Coronavirus Surge Could Turn Into Christmas Surge
(CNN)
US Sets Record For COVID-19 Hospitalizations
(CNN)
Young People’s Anxiety Levels Nearly Doubled During First COVID-19 Lockdown
(CNN)

UPDATE for WEDNESDAY November 25 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 208,623 (+2,576)
Deaths: 10,551 (+20)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 513 (+16) Currently Active -142 (-3)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 409 (+8) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH.NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps
Confirmed Cases in USA – 12,961,757 (+180,819)
Confirmed Deaths –266,016 (2,268)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 60,272,757 Deaths: 1,418,260 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
US Sets New Record Of Two Million New Virus Cases In Two Weeks
(New York Times)
Study: Lax Behavior In MA Residents Has Contributed To Second COVID Wave
(Boston.com)
MA Does Not Have The COVID-19 Testing Needed To Stop The Spread
(Boston Globe)
MA Public School Enrollment Plummets State-wide Amidst Pandemic
(Boston Globe)
Baltimore Ravens Have 10 New COVID-19 Cases. Thanksgiving Day Game In Doubt
(CBS Sports)
#3 UCONN Women’s Basketball Team Suspends Activities After Team Member Tests Positive For COVID-19. Will Miss First Four Scheduled Games
(USA Today)
Is College Football Making The Pandemic Worse?
(The New Yorker)
Doctors and Nurses Talk About COVID-19 Burnout During Second Wave
(Time)

UPDATE for TUESDAY November 24 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 211,199 (+2,576)
Deaths: 10,531 (+19)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 507 (+36) Currently Active -145 (+33)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 401 (+0) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH.NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps
Confirmed Cases in USA – 12,780,938 (+189,536)
Confirmed Deaths –263,788 (1,062)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 59,683,928 Deaths: 1,405,151 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
UMass COVID Cases Up By 91 Last Week
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Smith College Invites Over 1800 Students Back To Campus This Spring
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
US Reports 28% Increase In COVID Cases Among Children Over Last Two Weeks
(CNN)
Thinking Of Traveling This Thanksgiving? Check Which States Have Restrictions
(New York Times)
The Daunting Hurdles Of Distributing the Coronavirus Vaccine In America
(The Guardian)


UPDATE for MONDAY November 23 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 206,850 (+2,695)
Deaths: 10,512 (+24)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 471 (+0) Currently Active -112 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 401 (+22) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH.NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps
Confirmed Cases in USA – 12,591,402 (+173,642)
Confirmed Deaths –262,726 (+936)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 59,121,251
Deaths: 1,395,977 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:

UPDATE for SUNDAY November 22 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 204,155 (+3,206)
Deaths: 10,488 (+19)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 471 (+0) Currently Active -112 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 374 (+0) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH.NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps
Confirmed Cases in USA – 12,450,666 (+140,736)
Confirmed Deaths –261,790 (+1,478)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 58,612,995
Deaths: 1,388,710 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine Has Up To 90% Efficacy
(The Guardian)
Here Are The COVID-19 Thanksgiving Week Restrictions For New England
(NBC 10 Boston)
The Enraging Deja Vu Of A Third Coronavirus Wave
(ProPublica)

Antibody Treatment Given To Trump Gets Emergency FDA Approval
(New York Times)
California Imposes COVID Curfew From !0 PM-5AM
(CBS News)

UPDATE for SATURDAY November 21 as of 8AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 200,949 (+2,399)
Deaths: 10,469 (+34)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 471 (+9) Currently Active -112 (+8)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 374 (+9) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps
Confirmed Cases in USA – 12,277,024 (+201,781 )
Confirmed Deaths –260,312 (+1,949)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 58,049,672
Deaths: 1,380,375 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
US Passes 12 Million COVID-19 Cases
(New York Times)
CDC Warns Against Thanksgiving Travel As Cases Spike
(NBC News)
700 PA Nurses Strike Over COVID-19 Fears. Many Have PTSD
(The Guardian)
Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive For COVID-19
(CNN)
I Traced My COVID-19 Bubble And It’s Enormous
(New York Times)
Hospitals Know What’s Coming
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE for FRIDAY November 20 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 198,550 (+2,682)
Deaths: 10,435 (+28)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 462 (+0) Currently Active -105 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 365 (+20) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 12,075,243 (+197,899 )
Confirmed Deaths –258,363 (+2,052)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 57,385,576
Deaths: 1,368,551 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
COVID Cases At MA Schools Rise With 398 Students, 254 Staff Testing Positive In Last Week
(MassLive)
US COVID Caes Soar To New Daily High
(CNN)
Explosive Growth Of Virus Recorded Across The US
(New York Times)
States That Imposed Few Coronavirus Restrictions Now Have The Worst Outbreaks
(New York Times)
Here’s What It Will Take To Control The Current Coronavirus Surge
(Science News)
Terrifying COVID-19 Trends Raise Fears In MA As Holiday Approaches
(Boston Globe)
CDC Strongly Recommends People Not Travel On Thanksgiving
(Boston Globe)
How Many Americans Are About To Die?
(The Atlantic)
In Person Learning Now Considered High Risk By CDC
(Commonwealth Magazine)
Faculty Pandemic Stress Is Now Chronic
(Inside Higher Eduction)
Interview With Tony Fauci: Hang On, Help Is On The Way
(USA Today)

UPDATE for THURSDAY November 19 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 195,868 (+2,904)
Deaths: 10,407 (+47)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 462 (+42) Currently Active -105 (+18)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 345 (+24) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 11,877,344 (+179,875 )
Confirmed Deaths –256,311 (+2,020)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 56,728, 800
Deaths: 1,357,809 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
US Passes 250,000 COVID-19 Deaths
(The Guardian)
This Will Get Worse. US Official Says COVID Deaths And Hospitalizations Will Keep Climbing
(CNN)
GOV Baker Worries That Long Testing Lines Suggest People Are Ignoring Thanksgiving Guidance
(Boston.com)
Long Lines and Delayed Results Again Plague COVID Testing As Thanksgiving Approaches
(Washington Post)
Hopsitals In Half The States Are Facing Massive Staffing Shortages
(StatNews)
Easthampton School Officials Turn To Remote Learning
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
The US COVID Wave Is Worse Than It’s Ever Been. Why Aren’t We Acting Like It?
(Time)
Living In Nova Scotia’s COVID Free World
(New York Times)
The End Of The Pandemic Is Now In Sight
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE for WEDNESDAY November 18 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 192,964 (+2,525)
Deaths: 10,360 (+20)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 420 (+22) Currently Active -87 (-16)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 318 (+0) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 11,697,469 (+157,008)
Confirmed Deaths –254,291 (+1,607)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 56,087,813
Deaths: 1,346,477 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
MA Broke Single Day Record For Most COVID Cases Last Week
(MassLive)
UMass Basketball Pauses Season Due To COVID-19
(MassLive)
Thanksgiving, The Next COVID-19 Super-spreading Event
(Vox)
College Students’ Thanksgiving Plans Have Health Officials Worried
(Boston Globe)
Chuck Grassley, Second Oldest Senator, Tests Positive For COVID-19
(NBC News)
Fauci Says 20 Million Americans Could Get Vaccine By End Of Year
(Boston Globe)
Pfizer Vacccine Days Away From Finish Line
(Time)

UPDATE for TUESDAY November 17 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 190,439 (+2,164)
Deaths: 10,340 (+11)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 398 (+0) Currently Active -103 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 318 (+3) 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 11,540,461 (+173,247)
Confirmed Deaths –252,684 (+783)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 55,504,510
Deaths: 1,335,083 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Hospitalizations Doubled At Baystate In Last Week
(MassLive)
US Reports Record Hospitalizations
(CNBC)
Republican Governors Reverse Course, Issue Mask Mandates
(New York Times)
Dr. Scott Atlas, Head Of Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force, Under Fire For Telling Michiganders To Rise Up Against State COVID Restrictions
(ABC News)
What Are The Latest Travel Restrictions In New England?
((Boston Globe)
What Do We Know So Far About COVID Vaccines And What Questions Remain?
(StatNews)

UPDATE for MONDAY November 16 as of 8 AM
(* Numbers updated From Friday 11/13)

Confirmed Cases in MA – 188,275 (+8,086)*
Deaths: 10,329 (+87)*
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 398 (+13)* Currently Active -103 (+12) *
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 315 (+31)*. 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 11,367,214 (+487,006)*
Confirmed Deaths –251,901 (+3,268)*
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 54,939,600
Deaths: 1,326,305 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News
Another COVID-19 Vaccine Succeeds In Large Scale Trial
(Science)
US Records 1 Million New COVID-19 Cases In A Week
(New York Times)
We Are At The Precipice. US Records 11 MIllion Cases
(The Guardian)
Catastrophic Lack Of Hospital Beds In Upper Midwest
(Washington Post)
States Re-introduce Restrictions As COVID-19 Surges
(New York Times)
Trump’s Refusal To Work With Biden Becomes More Urgent As COVID Spreads
(CNN)
Trump Has Not Attended COVID-19 Task Force Meetings For Months
(Business Insider)
More Than 130 Secret Service Agents Are Infected Or Quarantining With Coronavirus In The Wake Of Trump’s Campaign Travel
(Washington Post)
Physician Predicts Unprecedented Surge In COVID-19 After Thanksgiving
(CNN)
A College Student Is Coming Home For Thanksgiving. Should The Whole Family Wear Masks?
(NPR)
It’s Time To Hunker Down
(The Atlantic)
Un-normalizing America’s Third Wave
(New York Magazine)

UPDATE for FRIDAY November 13 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 180,189 (+2,648)
Deaths: 10,242 (20)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 385 (+22) Currently Active -91 (+27)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 284 (+15). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 10,880,208 (+171,480)
Confirmed Deaths –248,633 (+1,235)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 53,256,238
Deaths: 1,302,070 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Biden’s Plan For COVID-19
(NPR)

Hatfield Schools Go All Remote With COVID-19 Surge
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Public Health Officials Worry Evictions Will Worsen COVID Surge In MA
(Boston Globe)
New Talk Of Lockdowns As US New Cases Pass 160,000 In One Day
(New York Times)
Schools Preparing To Shutdown Across The US In Face Of Coronavirus Surge. Europe Prioritizes Keeping Them Open
(CNN)
First Caribbean Cruise Since Start Of Pandemic Reports Five Coronavirus Cases
(The Guardian)
At Least 11 Of Tomorrow’s FBS Football Games Postponed Due To COVID-19
(Sports Illustrated)
A Study Of 2000 Marine Recruits Reveals Substantial Asymptomatic Virus Transmission
(medicalexpress.com)
The Pandemic’s Winter Surge Is Here
(The New Yorker)
Hospital Workers: No One Is Listening To Us
(The Atlantic)
The Political Coronavirus Paradox: Where The Virus Is Worst, Voters Overwhelmingly Supported Trump
(Time)
COVID-19 Metrics By State
(Kaiser Family Foundation)

UPDATE for THURSDAY November 12 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 177,541 (+2,660)
Deaths: 10,222 (21)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 353 (+0) Currently Active -64 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 269 (+16). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 10,708,728 (+140,014)
Confirmed Deaths –247,398 (+1,455)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 52,656,645
Deaths: 1,291,789 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Pandemic Breaks US Records For Cases, Hospitalizations
(New York Times)
US Records 1 Million New Cases In Last Ten Days. Texas Becomes First State To Top 1 Million Cases
(The Guardian)
Nearly 3000 More COVID-19 Cases In Florida Schools. Eight Florida Counties Had 100 Or More School Cases
(The Florida Phoenix)
NYC Schools May Close Again. A Grim Sign Of A Global Dilema
(New York Times)
University Outbreaks Are A Significant Contributor To The Pandemic. College Papers Are Providing The Only Coverage
(New York Times)
Wisconsin Hurtling Toward Tipping Point Where Hospitals Won’t Be Able To Save Everyone Who Is Sick
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Limiting Indoor Capacity Can Reduce Coronavirus Spread
(New York Times)
Most States Are Not Ready To Distribute The Leading Coronavirus Vaccine
(ProPublica)
Inside The Quest For A COVID-19 Vaccine
(Boston Globe)
COVID-19 Metrics By State
(Kaiser Family Foundation)

UPDATE for WEDNESDAY November 11 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 174,881 (+2,154)
Deaths: 10,167 (4)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 353 (+25) Currently Active -64 (+5)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 253 (+19). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 10,568,714 (+143,312)
Confirmed Deaths –245,943 (+1,473)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 51,950,961
Deaths: 1,282,136 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Massachusetts COVID Trends Show No Signs Of Changing. Baker Administration Preparing Field Hospitals Again
(MassLive)
Several States Urging Residents To Stay At Home As Hospitalizations Hit Record Levels
(CNN)
US Coronavirus Response Must Tie Economic Recovery To Virus Control
(The Guardian)
Rural Hospitals Can’t Afford Ultra-cold Freezers Needed To Store Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine
(StatNews)
The Worst Day Of The Pandemic Since May
(The Atlantic)
What To Know About Coronavirus Testing For Travel
(Washington Post)

UPDATE for TUESDAY November 10 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 172,727 (+1,328)
Deaths: 10,163 (14)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 328 (+16) Currently Active -59 (+12)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 234 (+0). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 10,425,372 (+132,880)
Confirmed Deaths –244,470 (+699)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 51,385,355
Deaths: 1,271,546 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
COVID Cases Rise Again At UMass
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Expert Predicts US Could Soon Hit 200,000 New COVID-19 Cases/Day
(CNN)
Pandemic Worsens Across New England Leading Many To Wonder What Went Wrong And Whether There Is Time To Reverse Course
(Boston Globe)
Nearly One In Five COVID-19 Patients Later Diagnosed With Mental Illness
(The Guardian)
Eleven Things You Need To Know About Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine
(New York Times)
The Vaccine News Is Good. Here’s The Bad News
(Foreign Policy)

UPDATE for MONDAY November 9 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 171,399 (+1,823)
Deaths: 10,149 (+20)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 312 (+0) Currently Active -37 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 234 (+26 since Saturday). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 10,292,492 (+106,411)
Confirmed Deaths –243,771 (+481)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 50,856,631
Deaths: 1,263,781 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Northampton To Suspend Sports In Face Of Viral Spread
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
US COVID-19 Infections Increasing In 40 States After Unprecedented Weekend With More Than 230,000 New Cases
(CNN)
Pfizer’s Early Data Shows Their Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective
(New York Times)
Biden’s Coronavirus Task Force Brings Experience, Expertise
(StatNews)
Biden’s Real Coronavirus Challenge Is Restoring The Nation’s Trust In Science
(Time)
Massachusetts School Districts Vary Widely On Key Practices For Pandemic Era Education
(Boston Globe)
Traveling On Thanksgiving? Pass The Covid
(Kaiser Health News)

UPDATE for SUNDAY November 8 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 169,576 (+2302)
Deaths: 10,129 (+23)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 312 (+0) Currently Active -37 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 208 (+13). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 10,186,081 (+114,986+)
Confirmed Deaths –243,290 (+481)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 50,377,799
Deaths: 1,258,066 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Town By Town COVID-19 Data For Massachusetts
(Boston Globe)
Trump’s COVID-19 Disaster Will Likely Get Worse Before Biden Takes Office
(Vox)
Whitehouse Hit With Fresh Outbreak Of Coronavirus Cases
(Washington Post)
Biden To Name New COVID Task Force On Monday
(New York Times)
Biden’s Approach To COVID-19 Will Be Dramatically Different, Quickly Apparent
(USA Today)
Global COVID-19 Case Count Soars Past 50 Million
(wsws.org)
Why COVID-19 Is Surging. US Is In For A Dark And Deadly Winter
(NBC News)

UPDATE for SATURDAY November 7 as of 11 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 167,274 (+2113)
Deaths: 10,106 (+21)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 312 (+0) Currently Active -37 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 208 (+13). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 10,071,095 (+138,210+)
Confirmed Deaths –242,339 (+1,241)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 49,862,499
Deaths: 1,251,757 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Baker Instructs Communities To Open Classrooms, Even With Surging Coronavirus Case Counts
(Boston Globe)
Infections Soar. US COVID-19 Deaths Top 1000 for Fourth Straight Day
(CNN)
US Surpasses 100,000 New Cases For Third Straight Day
(USA Today)
Counties With Worst COVID-19 Surges Voted Overwhelmingly For Trump
(AP)
Coronavirus Case Count Tops 10 Million Globally
(Wall Street Journal)
Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief Of Staff Has Coronavirus
(New York Times)
Who Should Be The First To Get The COVID Vaccine?
(New York Times)
Clots, Strokes, and Rashes. Is COVID-19 A Disease Of The Blood Vessels?
(NPR)

UPDATE for FRIDAY November 6 as of 10 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 165,161 (+1862)
Deaths: 10,085 (+23)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 312 (+12) Currently Active -37 (+10)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 195 (+7). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 9,932,885 (+100,000+)
Confirmed Deaths –241,098 (+1,256)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 49,220,528
Deaths: 1,242,144 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
US Sets Another Single Day Case Record As Infections Skyrocket Past 120,000
(NBC News)
As US Sets Another Single Day New Case Record, College Cases Soar
(New York Times)
More States Adopt New Restrictions In Face Of Record Number of New Cases
(CNN)
CT. Governor Lamont Limits The Size Of Thanksgiving Gatherings
(CTNewsJunkie)
A Dreadful New Peak For The American Pandemic
(The Atlantic)
Places Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Went Overwhelmingly For Trump
(NPR)
How The Coronavirus Hacks The Immune System
(The New Yorker)

UPDATE for THURSDAY November 5 as of 11 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 163,299 (+1714)
Deaths: 10,062 (+27)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 300 (+0) Currently Active -27 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 188 (+6). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 9,802,374 (+100,656)
Confirmed Deaths –239,842 (+1,141)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 48,561,473
Deaths: 1,232,955 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
US Records 100,000 Coronavirus Cases In One Day For First Time
(New York Times)
New Massachusetts Coronavirus Restrictions Start Friday
(CBS Boston)
Denmark To Cull Up To 17 Million Mink As Virus Spreads To Humans
(BBC)
Science Was On The Ballot And Lost. How Can Public Health Recover From A Rebuke At The Polls?
(StatNews)

UPDATE for WEDNESDAY November 4 as of 10 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 161,585 (+1036)
Deaths: 10,035 (+12)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 300 (+10) Currently Active -27 (+9)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 182 (+6). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 9,701,718 (+100,656)
Confirmed Deaths –238,701 (+1,684)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 48,054,541
Deaths: 1,223,409 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
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UPDATE for TUESDAY November 3 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 160,549 (+842)
Deaths: 10,023 (+10)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 290 (+3) Currently Active -18 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 176 (+0). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 9,569,697 (+93,825)
Confirmed Deaths –237,017 (+516)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 47,458,470
Deaths: 1,213,542 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Baker Announces New Mask Mandate, Tighter Restrictions For Massachusetts
(Boston Globe)
Coronavirus Surges Across The Midwest As Trump Attacks Health Professionals
(The Guardian)
White House Coronavirus Advisor Breaks With President, Warns Of Deadly Phase
(New York Times)
More Than 61,000 Children Got COVID-19 Last Week
(NBC News)
Dexamethasone, Remdesivir and Regeneron. Trump’s Coronavirus Treatment Explained
(BBC)
Can Colleges Minimize COVID-19 Spread Over Thanksgiving Break?
(Inside Higher Education)

UPDATE for MONDAY November 2 as of 9 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 159,707 (+1,131)
Deaths: 10,001 (+10)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 287 (+0) Currently Active -18 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 176 (+3). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 9,475,872 (+71,049)
Confirmed Deaths –236,501 (+400)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 46,938,272
Deaths: 1,206,837 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Amherst College Inviting All But Sophomores Back To Campus For Spring
(Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Nearly 150 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Linked To Fitchburg Church
(WCVB)
The Shortages Are Still There. Experts Say Demand For PPE Is Increasing In Massachusetts
(Boston.com)
Trump Suggests He May Fire Fauci After The Election
(New York Times)
Fauci Angers White House With Dark COVID Warnings
(The Guardian)
Cuomo Says All Travelers To NY Must Now Have Negative COVID Test
(ABC News)
UK Adopts Four Week COVID Lockdown
(BBC)

UPDATE for SUNDAY November 1 as of 8 AM

Confirmed Cases in MA – 158,756 (+1,430)
Deaths: 9,991 (+16)
Confirmed Cases Amherst – 287 (+0) Currently Active -18 (+0)
UMass Cumulative Positive Cases: 173 (+2). 
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source for Massachusetts: Mass DPH. NYT Daily Dashboard and  Boston.maps

Confirmed Cases in USA – 9,404,823 (+83,558)
Confirmed Deaths –236,101 (+889)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 46,493,679
Deaths: 1,201.905 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Britain Announces Lockdown. Europe Consumed By New Virus Surge
(New York Times)
Stanford Study: Trump Rallies Led To 30,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 700 Deaths
(Mercury News)
A Whole Lot Of Hurt: Fauci Warns Of New Surge. Offers Blunt Assessment Of Trump’s Response
(Washington Post)
White House Unleashes On Fauci After His Criticism Of Trump’s Pandemic Response
(CNN)
Colleges With The Most COVID-19 Cases Show No Signs Of Shutting Down
(Inside Higher Education)

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