BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reported today, April 14, 1,296 new COVID-19 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 28,163 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 14.
As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 126,551, including about 4,500 individuals in the last 24 hours
“Testing and contact tracing is how we will push back over time the COVID-19 virus.” said Governor Charlie Baker in a press conference on cape Cod.
The Commonwealth announced 113 new deaths from COVID-19 today. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 957 deaths. The 113 deaths is the largest number of deaths in a 24 hour period since the pandemic began in the Commonwealth. (Editor’s Note: The state report does say the deaths it reports every 24 hours may not have happened in the last 24 hours.)
Middlesex County gas the most cases at 6,254
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 598.670, as today, April 14.
Worldwide, there are almost 2 million confirmed cases.
In America, the Centers For Disease Control has reported 22,252 deaths as of noon today, April 14. 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.
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.
It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.