Friday, October 30

Registry of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts exceeds 140 thousand infections


With 744 cases in the last 24 hours, the state of Massachusetts reached 140,647 COVID-19 infections since the arrival of the pandemic in the United States, as confirmed this Sunday by health authorities.

Likewise, 14 new fatalities were reported due to complications related to the outbreak, bringing the registry of deaths related to the outbreak to 9,517; However, there are 220 deaths that are considered probable due to their symptoms, which would bring the statistics to 9,737.

Hospitalizations for coronavirus in the state of Massachusetts reached 483, with 83 people in Intensive Care and 32 intubated, according to information from the Department of Health of the entity.

Tests

Travelers will be able to get a rapid COVID-19 test at Logan International Airport beginning in November.

MarketPlace Logan announced on Thursday, October 15, that health and wellness company XpresSpa Group began construction of an XpresCheck COVID-19 testing facility in the international arrivals area of ​​Terminal E.

It is expected to house seven separate testing rooms with the capacity to administer more than 400 tests per day for both incoming and outgoing passengers, as well as airport employees.

In addition to the rapid test, the diagnostic center will also offer the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and the blood antibody test with prices ranging from $ 75 to $ 215.

“We continue to explore new ways to expand preventative measures and new technology to ensure the health and safety of our passengers and employees,” Paul McGinn, president of MarketPlace Development, said in a statement.

This same company also built the XpresCheck facilities at JFK International Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.




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