Massachusetts Reports 88 COVID-19 Deaths in Last 24 Hours; U.S. Most Deaths in World Surpassing Italy

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BOSTON – On Easter Sunday, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts saw its single largest number of COVID-19 positive cases in a 24-hour period, but t today the state reported 1,392 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

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

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 26,867 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 13.

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As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 122,049, including more than 5,000 individuals in the last 24 hours

The Commonwealth announced 88 new deaths from COVID-19 today. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 844 deaths.

Middlesex County gas the most cases at 5,983

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 City of Framingham has not reported its numbers for April 13 yet.

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 572.169, as today, April 13.

Worldwide, there are more than 1.9 million confirmed cases.

In America, the Centers For Disease Control has reported 21,942 deaths as of noon today, April 13. This ranks the United States with the #1 country with deaths ahead of Italy.

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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