COVID-19 Data for Lexington

Long-term Care Facilites (LTCF)


We have 5 long-term care facilities:

• Brookhaven

• Pine Knoll

• Care One

• Artis Senior Living

• Youville
 

View data on LTCF in Lexington (updated July 1, 2020).

The following information has been compiled by the Lexington Office of Public Health, with data from the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiological Network (MAVEN). If you have questions, please contact:
Kari Sasportas, MSW, MPH, REHS/RS, Health Director
ksasportas@lexingtonma.gov
or
David Neylon, RN, MPH, REHS/RS, Public Health Nurse
dneylon@lexingtonma.gov

As of July 1, there have been 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lexington.

*Due to the decline in new cases, beginning the week of June 29, we will be reporting case numbers on a weekly basis, rather than daily.

Note on Confirmed and Probable Cases:
A confirmed case is defined as a “case” identified by a PCR (molecular) method. A probable case is defined as an individual that has a positive result from a serological (antibody) test AND either COVID-like symptoms OR likely exposure to COVID-19.

Antibody tests are not recommended by Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) or the Lexington Office of Public Health and must be confirmed by the patient going back for a nasopharyngeal swab and PCR testing.

All of the following data is current as of July 1

  • 52 additional probable Lexington cases
  • 8 confirmed cases have not cleared isolation (recovered) at this time
  • Approximately 94% of suspect COVID-related deaths are associated with residents in long term care/assisted living
  • 2,850 people have been tested (up from 2,579 last week). *Note, this is a count of total people, not total tests; one person may have multiple tests
  • 12% of people who were tested, tested positive (down from 12.45% last week).

 Percent of Lexington Confirmed Cases by Gender

Data beginning 3/7/20
Total cases = 326

GenderPercent
Male34%
Female57%
Unknown9%

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     Percent of Lexington Confirmed Cases by Race/Ethnicity

    Data beginning 3/7/20
    Total cases = 326

    Race/EthnicityPercent
    White58%
    Unknown19%
    Other12%
    Black/African American6%
    Asian5%
    American Indian, Alaskan Native0%

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    Lexington Confirmed Cases by Age Range

    in Ten-Year Increments
    Data beginning 3/7/20
    Total cases = 326

    Age Range% Cases
    0-100%
    10-206%
    20-303%
    30-404%
    40-5012%
    50-6014%
    60-7012%
    70-8019%
    80-9021%
    90-1009%
    100-1101%

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     Case Rate: Number of Confirmed Cases per 100,000 Population*

    in Lexington and 8 Nearby Communities
    Data beginning 1/1/20

    TownCase rate per 100,000 population
    Waltham1,860
    Bedford1,833
    Woburn1,523
    Burlington966
    Lexington966
    Belmont839
    Arlington670
    Winchester524
    Lincoln462

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     Testing Rate: Number of People Tested for COVID-19 per 100,000 Population* Using the PCR (Molecular) Test

    in Lexington and 8 Nearby Communities
    Data beginning 1/1/20

    TownTest rate per 100,000 population
    Bedford31,625
    Woburn11,477
    Waltham10,687
    Winchester10,379
    Burlington9,735
    Arlington9,265
    Belmont8,515
    Lexington8,371
    Lincoln8,309

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     Percent of People with Confirmed COVID-19 Using  PCR (Molecular) Tests 

    in Lexington and 8 Nearby Communities*
    Data beginning 1/1/20

    City/Town% Positive Tests
    Waltham17%
    Woburn13%
    Lexington12%
    Belmont10%
    Burlington10%
    Arlington7%
    Lincoln6%
    Bedford6%
    Winchester5%

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    * These are communities which are geographically adjacent to Lexington.
     In order to accurately compare Lexington’s case counts and testing data to other communities with different size populations, data are normalized to a standardized population reference size of 100,000 people.