BOSTON – Massachusets Governor Charlie Baker said the surge in COVID-19 cases is expected now through April 20.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today, April 11, reported 1,886 new cases of the coronavirus, for total of 22,860 positive cases since the pandemic began.
As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 108,776, including 6,404 individuals in the last 24 hours
The Commonwealth announced 87 new deaths from COVID-19 today. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 686 deaths.
Middlesex County was second behind Suffolk County for the most cases with 4,872 positive COVID-19 tests.
Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest, at 179 cases. Numbers for today, April 11, have yet to be released.
The Mayor’s office maintains there have been 5 COVID-19 deaths in the City of Framingham.
A trio of residents at the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare system have also died.
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 519,453, as of 3:15 p.m. today, April 10.
Worldwide, there are more than 1.76 million confirmed cases.
In America, the Centers For Disease Control has reported 18,559 deaths as of noon today, April 10.
There is no tested vaccine for COVID-19 in the United States.
Last month, the Governor said anyone entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The Governor announced a new coronavirus alert system this week that will let residents get updates from state officials sent directly to their cell phones. Text COVIDMA to 888-777 to sign up. The state has added a Spanish language component.
The CDC recommended last week, Americans were cloth masks in public. Governor Baker encouraged the masks.