WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump announced today, March 29, he’s extending his administration’s guidelines on social distancing amid the COVID-19 outbreak until April 30.
The President also said he expects “great things to be happening” by June 1.
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 135,499, at 3 p.m. today, March 29.
Italy is second and China is third, according to John Hopkins.
That is a 16.4% increase in the number of positive cases in one day.
Massachusetts public health officials announced 4 more deaths since yesterday bringing the total in the Commonwealth who have died from COVID-19, since the pandemic began at 48.
Middlesex County has the most cases at 981.
The federal social distance guidelines recommend against large group gatherings and urge older people and anyone with existing health problems to stay home.
Individuals are urged to work at home when possible and avoid restaurants, bars, non-essential travel and shopping trips.