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BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reported today, April 15, 1,755 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 29,918 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 15.

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As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 132,023, including about 5,472 individuals in the last 24 hours

The Commonwealth announced 151 new deaths from COVID-19 today. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 1,108 deaths. The 151 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 6,681

Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest, at 272 cases.

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The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 619.607, as today, April 15.

Worldwide, there are more than 2 million confirmed cases.

In America, the Centers For Disease Control has reported 24,582 deaths as of noon today, April 15. 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.

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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.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.