Massachusetts today reported 917 people hospitalized with Covid-19, up from 885 yesterday - and up 168% from the 342 people reported on Oct. 19.
However, the number remains far below the peaks seen during the first surge in the spring - which hit its highest point at 3,542 on May 4 - despite an overall increase in the total number of new Covid-19 cases that is now comparable to the numbers we saw in late April,
Still, Gov. Baker recently ordered the re-opening of one of the state's field hospitals, at the DCU Center in Worcester, just in case numbers don't come down in December. Baker said yesterday he's worried about even more cases in December as people disregard public-health warnings and get together for Thanksgiving.