COVID-19 Update Archive For The Month Of November 2021

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by Art and Maura Keene

As Of Monday, May 24, 2021 The Indy’s COVID-19 Daily Update became the COVID-19 Weekly Update. As of Wednesday July 14 ,2021 the Weekly Update moved to Wednesdays. Each Wednesday we will post the latest confirmed case counts 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.  

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, 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, 2020. Here are links to archives of previous months’ posts. MarchApril , May,  June,  July,  August,  September,  October,  November,  December,  JanuaryFebruaryMarch 21April 21May 21June 21, July 21August 21, September 21, October 21
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Henceforth, numbers in parentheses will indicate increase or decrease in count from previous Wednesday.

Numbers in parentheses indicate increase since the previous week.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY November 24, as of 8 AM
Total Confirmed Cases in MA – 900,985 (+16,686)
Total Deaths: 19,309 (+74 )
Confirmed Cases in Amherst –3689 (+27 ) Currently Active – 38 (-1)
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases: 2565 through May 15, 2021
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 643 (24)
Amherst Public Schools Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 19 (+2). Case Count through October 31. No reporting for November.
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source For Amherst Public Schools – ARPS Dashboard
Sources for Amherst Area Schools and Colleges.
Source for Massachusetts: NYT Daily Dashboard
Confirmed Cases in USA – 48,911,965 (+624,040)
Confirmed Deaths – 797,199 (+9,215)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide:259,611,132
Deaths: 5,189,927 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
CDC Recommends COVID Boosters For All Adults
(CNN)
The New Omicron Variant Stokes Concern But Vaccines May Still Work
(New York Times)
What We Know About The Omicron Variant
(CNN)
(Scientists Warn Of New COVID Variant With High Number Of Mutations
(The Guardian)
A New COVID Variant Is No Surprise When Rich Countries Are Hoarding Vaccine
(The Guardian)
Will Austria’s Plan To Require COVID Vaccines For All Residents Divide The Nation?
(Time)
What Vermont’s COVID-19 Surge Tells Us About The Pandemic Now
(The Atlantic)
How Will COVID PIlls Changes The Pandemic
(The New Yorker)


UPDATE WEDNESDAY November 18, as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 884,299 (+16,954)
Deaths: 19,235 (+118)
Confirmed Cases in Amherst –3662 (+38) Currently Active – 39 (+9)
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases: 2565 through May 15, 2021
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 619 (+35)
Amherst Public Schools Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 19 (+2). Case Count through October 31. No reporting for November.
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source For Amherst Public Schools – ARPS Dashboard
Sources for Amherst Area Schools and Colleges.
Source for Massachusetts: NYT Daily Dashboard
Confirmed Cases in USA – 48,287,925 (+744,453)
Confirmed Deaths – 787,984 (+9,473)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide:255,923,317
Deaths: 5,142,901 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Massachusetts New COVID Cases Reach Largest Single Day Count Since Pandemic Peak. 20-29 Year Olds Most Affected Group
(MassLive)
Massachusetts Reports 3,257 New Corona Virus Cases Among Public School Students And 558 Among Staff – A Single Week Record
(Boston Globe)
More States Push Booster Shots For All Adults
(Washington Post)
Florida Curtails Virus Mandates In Deference To Vaccine Skeptics
(New York Times)

Over One Million Americans Have Permanently Lost Their Sense Of Smell To COVID-19
(Gizmodo)
Is A COVID Fifth Wave Coming To The US With The Holidays
(Time)
Austria Cases Hit New Record As Provinces Prepare For Lockdown. Germany “Heading For Full Emergency”
(The Guardian)
Eight Lingering Questions About The New COVID Pills
(Stat News)
Experts Predict Steep Rise In COVID This Winter
(The Guardian)
How To Prepare For Another Winter Of COVID-19
(CNN)
The Unknowns Will Define This Pandemic Winter
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE WEDNESDAY November 10, as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 867,345 (+10,851)
Deaths: 19,117 (+86)
Confirmed Cases in Amherst –3624 (+14) Currently Active – 30 (+11)
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases: 2565 through May 15, 2021
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 584 (+14)
Amherst Public Schools Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 19 (+2). Case Count through October 31. No reporting for November.
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source For Amherst Public Schools – ARPS Dashboard
Sources for Amherst Area Schools and Colleges.
Source for Massachusetts: NYT Daily Dashboard
Confirmed Cases in USA – 47,543,472 (+458,380)
Confirmed Deaths – 778,511 (+7,941)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide:251,797,824
Deaths: 5,084,075 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
Amherst, Easthampton Schools Schedule COVID Vaccine Clinics For Children Ages 9-11
(MassLive)
The Pandemic Is Not Over. COVID Cases Rising In Massachusetts
(Boston Globe)
Massachusetts Reports 4,608 New Breakthrough COVID Cases Among 4.75 Million Vaccinated Individuals
(WCVB)
Breakthrough COVID Cases Up 44% In Massachusetts
(NBC Boston)
About 900,000 Kids Got COVID Vaccine In First Week White House Says
(KTVU)
What Pediatricians Want Parents To Know About COVID Vaccines For Kids
(NBC News)
The Case For Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines For Kids
(Vox)
WHO: New COVID Cases Declining Everywhere Except Europe
(Yahoo News)
COVID Cases Are Surging In Europe. America Is In Denial About What Lies Ahead
(The Guardian)
Russia’s COVID Death Toll Passes 250,000
(The Guardian)
Moderna And US At Odds Over COVID Vaccine Patent Rights
(New York Times
COVID Tests, The One Thanksgiving Necessity America Forgot To Stock
(The Atlantic)

UPDATE WEDNESDAY November 3, as of 8 AM
Confirmed Cases in MA – 856,494 (+8,982)
Deaths: 19,031 (+75)
Confirmed Cases in Amherst –3610 (+24) Currently Active – 19 (+13)
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases: 2565 through May 15, 2021
UMass: Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 570 (+13)
Amherst Public Schools Cumulative Positive Cases Beginning September 1, 2021 – 19 (+2).
Source For Amherst – Town Of Amherst Dashboard
Source For UMass UMass Dashboard
Source For Amherst Public Schools – ARPS Dashboard
Sources for Amherst Area Schools and Colleges.
Source for Massachusetts: NYT Daily Dashboard
Confirmed Cases in USA – 47,085,092 (+587,373)
Confirmed Deaths – 770,570 (+10,638)
Source: Worldometer
Confirmed Cases Worldwide:248,724,851
Deaths: 5,035,856 Source: Worldometers see also: Johns Hopkins University.

News:
New Delta Plus Variant Detected In Massachusetts And Seven Other States
(Mass Live)
Massachusetts KIds Ages 5-11 Can Now Get Vaccinated For COVID
(WVCB)
Massachusetts Opening Hundreds Of Vaccine Sites For Kids Ages 5-11
(Boston.com)
COVID-19 Vaccines For Young Kids Are A Big Step Toward A New Normal
(Vox)
Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids Against COVID-19
(Time)
Study Shows Decline In Effectiveness Of All Three COVID Vaccines Over Time
(LA Times)
Packers Aaron Rodgers Out After Positive COVID Test
(New York Times)
Penguins Sidney Crosby Tests Positive For COVID-19
(The Athletic)
In Russia, COVID-19 Surge Shows No Signs Of Abating
(ABC News)
Germany Enveloped In Massive Pandemic Of the Unvaccinated
(The Guardian)
America Has Lost The Plot On COVID-19
(The Atlantic)


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