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A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.

Booster shots improve protection against Omicron, CDC studies show

The papers echo previous research indicating that available vaccines are less effective against Omicron than earlier versions of the coronavirus, but also that boosters significantly improve protection.

Nathan Smith of Beverly tested positive for COVID-19 more than 20 days ago, but he still experiences fatigue, sinus symptoms, and gastrointestinal issues.

For some, ‘mild’ illness from Omicron feels like anything but

An unlucky group of COVID-positive people have found that the variant's “mild” categorization is something of an understatement.

Students walked out of classes at the Boston Latin Academy which is one of the largest schools in the district.

Mass. reports dip in new public school coronavirus cases with 28,151 among students and 4,758 among staff

The 32,909 total cases were 15,505 fewer, or a reduction of about 32 percent from last week's report. The decrease in school cases comes as data shows that cases statewide have peaked after an Omicron-fueled surge.

Medical workers put new PPE on for each visit to a Covid-19 patients room in the Covid-19 ward at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare system campus and medical center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts on Jan. 11, 2022.

What happens after Omicron? Some experts predict a lull but say the virus could have more tricks up its sleeve

The surge fueled by the Omicron variant will likely fade in the weeks ahead in the US, experts say, and encouraging case declines have already emerged in Massachusetts and other states in the Northeast. The question is: What comes next?

Town-by-town COVID-19 data in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health releases new town-by-town data for coronavirus cases every week. Here is the latest set of such data showing how the coronavirus has ravaged individual communities throughout the state.

See how many people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in your Mass. town

See who has been vaccinated in your community.

Charts: Who has been vaccinated in Massachusetts, and how many doses has the state received?

The charts break down vaccination recipients by age, vaccination date, location, and race/ethnicity, while also outlining vaccination brand and administration site type.

COVID hospitalization data.

Nearly half of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Massachusetts are ‘incidental’ cases, new state data show

New state data show 51 percent of COVID hospitalizations in Massachusetts on Tuesday were patients who were seriously ill from the virus, while 49 percent of patients were admitted for other reasons but happened to test positive upon admission.