COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts

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The COVID-19 pandemic first started in Massachusetts in early February 2020. The first COVID-19 case was in Boston. That was February 1, 2020. From March 5, the number of COVID-19 cases began growing very rapidly.

As of Sunday, February 6, 2022, about 22,600 people in the state of Massachusetts had died from COVID-19 or its related health effects.[1] As of then, over 5.2 million people in the state were fully vaccinated. Just over half of them had the booster shots.[2]

During the United States' 2021–22 winter, COVID-19 went up in the state almost four times that of the winter before (2020–21). By February 2022, however, overall rates started to fall again.[3] The February 6 statistics showed just under 1,502,250 cases in Massachusetts.[4]

The Massachusetts laws and rules stated that anyone over age five could get two shots. Only those age eighteen and older, however, can apply for and receive the boosters.[5]

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  1. "4,973 New COVID-19 Cases. However, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Again Go Down". Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  2. "4,973 New COVID-19 Cases; However, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Again Go Down". Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  3. "Coronavirus in Massachusetts Report". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  4. "COVID-19 Response in Massachusetts". Mass.Gov. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  5. "The Massachusetts COVID-19 Update Reports". Taunton, Massachusetts City Government. Retrieved February 6, 2022.