Massachusetts Sees Largest Single Day of COVID-19 Positive Cases; 21% Increase in Last 48 Hours

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BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts saw its single largest number of COVID-19 positive cases in a 24-hour period today, Easter Sunday.

Massachusets Governor Charlie Baker said the surge in COVID-19 cases is expected now through April 20.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Sunday, April 12, reported 2,615 new cases of the coronavirus, for total of 25,475 positive cases since the pandemic began.

The state has seen a 21.46% increase in positive cases in the last 48 hours.

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As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 116,730, including almost 8,000 individuals in the last 24 hours

The Commonwealth announced 70 new deaths from COVID-19 today. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 756 deaths.

Middlesex County gas the most cases at 5,660.

Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest, at 249 cases. Framingham has had 70 more cases in the last 24 hours, a 39% increase.

The Town of Ashland had a more than 115% increase in cases last week from 24 to 51.

The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 546,874, as of 2:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Worldwide, there are more than 1.835 million confirmed cases.

In America, the Centers For Disease Control has reported 20,486 deaths as of noon on Easter Sunday.

There is no tested vaccine for COVID-19 in the United States.

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Last month, the Governor said anyone entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Governor Charlie Baker announced the earliest Massachusetts schools could re-open is Monday, May 4.

The Governor extended his order for non-essential businesses to close or operate remotely until May 4.

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.

It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.

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