COVID-19 week in review: Cases drop after Valentine’s Day peak


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COVID-19 week in review: Cases drop after Valentine's Day peak

COVID-19 week in review: Cases drop after Valentine’s Day peak

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The number of COVID-19 cases showed clear signs of improvement after peaking after Valentine’s Day. The university reported 21 new cases on Thursday, up from 171 in the previous week, well below the record-breaking peak set in the past two weeks; 67 new cases on Feb. 15, a new single-day high, before Feb. 18 321 new cases were added in one week, breaking the weekly record.

The average number of positive COVID-19 cases has dropped by 24% over the past week, with an average of about 19 students testing positive each day at the Medford/Somerville campus in the week before Thursday.

While cases in Massachusetts continued to decline, Medford saw an uptick in COVID-19 cases on Feb. 19, with the city’s weekly average of positive cases increasing by about 35%. The average number of positive cases in Somerville also increased slightly from Feb. 14 to Feb. 19.

A total of 66 people were quarantined on Thursday, with some students completing their quarantine at the Homewood Suites Hotel in Arlington. There are 134 rooms in the modular building, and some are under maintenance, and The Mods were at about 80-90% capacity in the week after Valentine’s Day, prompting the university to send students to off-campus hotels for quarantine. In addition to Homewood Suites, Tufts told the Daily Mail it had contracts with the AC Hotel in Cambridge and would assess whether to renew the leases with both hotels based on the future capacity of The Mods to operate.

Amid the overwhelming impact of the pandemic on mental health on college campuses, Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Services continues to meet student needs through existing clinicians and has added two tutors from outside provider Mantra Health member. Demand for services at CMHSs has increased over the past few years, which can be attributed to the long-term effects of the pandemic and the de-stigmatization of mental health treatment.

The number of COVID-19 cases showed clear signs of improvement after peaking after Valentine’s Day. The university reported 21 new cases on Thursday, up from 171 in the previous week, well below the record-breaking peak set in the past two weeks; 67 new cases on Feb. 15, a new single-day high, before Feb. 18 321 new cases were added in one week, breaking the weekly record.

The average number of positive COVID-19 cases has dropped by 24% over the past week, with an average of about 19 students testing positive each day at the Medford/Somerville campus in the week before Thursday.

While cases in Massachusetts continued to decline, Medford saw an uptick in COVID-19 cases on Feb. 19, with the city’s weekly average of positive cases increasing by about 35%. The average number of positive cases in Somerville also increased slightly from Feb. 14 to Feb. 19.

A total of 66 people were quarantined on Thursday, with some students completing their quarantine at the Homewood Suites Hotel in Arlington. There are 134 rooms in the modular building, and some are under maintenance, and The Mods were at about 80-90% capacity in the week after Valentine’s Day, prompting the university to send students to off-campus hotels for quarantine. In addition to Homewood Suites, Tufts told the Daily Mail it had contracts with the AC Hotel in Cambridge and would assess whether to renew the leases with both hotels based on the future capacity of The Mods to operate.

Amid the overwhelming impact of the pandemic on mental health on college campuses, Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Services continues to meet student needs through existing clinicians and has added two tutors from outside provider Mantra Health member. Demand for services at CMHSs has increased over the past few years, which can be attributed to the long-term effects of the pandemic and the de-stigmatization of mental health treatment.

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