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Massachusetts coronavirus cases surge more than 5,000 for first time in 320 days

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

State health officials on Thursday reported a post-Thanksgiving surge of more than 5,000 new daily coronavirus cases, the highest daily count since last winter as COVID-19 hospitalizations keep climbing.
Infections have been spiking amid the more highly contagious delta variant, as more than 2 million people in Massachusetts are still not fully vaccinated and vax immunity is waning six months after the shots. More people are also gathering indoors, especially during Thanksgiving one week ago.
The daily count of 5,170 new virus cases was the highest daily case tally since Jan. 16's tally of...
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COVID-19 cases hit new record in New Hampshire, which has highest case rate in country

COVID-19 cases hit new record in New Hampshire, which has highest case rate in country

1 month ago   |   By WMUR

Active COVID-19 cases hit a new high Thursday in New Hampshire, with health officials saying there are once again more than 8,000 known cases in the state.
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UN probing alleged killings by CAR forces, Russia mercenaries

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Titans' Derrick Henry back for big AFC playoff game vs. Bengals

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RDU airfield reopens after Delta plane skids off runway

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Sacramento school district hires liaison to help with racism investigations

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Thieves take bags full of goods from Ulta store in South Gate - Video

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