COVID-19 Cases Increasing in Western MA
COVID-19 cases in all four counties of Western Massachusetts have increased during the last two-week period. Read below for some observations about the data, and visit our Western MA COVID-19 County Data Dashboard to learn more.
  • None of the communities in Berkshire County were categorized as “red” by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 
  • Pittsfield accounted for almost 44% of COVID-19 cases in Berkshire County during the last two-week period (15/34).
  • Buckland was categorized as “red” by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, with greater than 8 cases per 100,000 population. Although Buckland only had 6 new cases, because the population is small, the incidence rate per 100,000 population was high.
  • Springfield accounted for more than one third of the new COVID-19 cases in Hampden County during the last two-week period (352 of the 935 new cases countywide). 
  • 10 Communities in Hampden County are now classified as “red” by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, meaning they have more than 8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population. The 10 communities are: Agawam, Blandford, Brimfield, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Palmer, Springfield, West Springfield, and Westfield. Together these communities account for over 90% (864/935) of the new COVID-19 cases in the county during the past two weeks.​
  • Granby was categorized as “red” by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, with greater than 8 cases per 100,000 population. Although Granby only had 11 new cases, because the population is small, their incidence rate per 100,000 population was high.
Check out our county pages for additional COVID-19 data, including county and community-level data over time:
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Sexual Violence Towards Girls & Young Women:
 A Call to Action
Friday November 13, 2020, 12:00-1:30 pm

Join us Friday November 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm for a webinar to learn about findings from our new report, Sexual Violence against Girls and Young Women in Hampden County: An Environmental Scan of Existing Data, Program, and Policies. This webinar will explore findings from the report and include a panel discussion of experts about gaps in data and actions being taken now.


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