BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reported its largest number of COVID-19 positive cases within a 24 hour period today, April at 16, – 2,263 cases.
The Commonwealth saw a 7.5% increase in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
Massachusets Governor Charlie Baker has been saying for weeks the surge in COVID-19 cases was expected now through April 20.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 32,181 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 16.
As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 140,773, including about 8,750 individuals in the last 24 hours
The Commonwealth announced 137 new deaths from COVID-19 today. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 1,245 deaths. The 137 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 7206
Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest, at 272 cases, as of yesterday. They have not reported numbers today, Thursday, April 16.
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 653,825, as today, April 16.1.
Worldwide, there are more than 2 million confirmed cases.
In America, the Centers For Disease Control has reported 27,012 deaths as of noon today, April 16.
This ranks the United States with the #1 country with deaths ahead of Italy.
The CDC is reporting 22,871 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and 4,141 probable deaths, a new way of releasing the data, starting today, April 16.
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 said today, he would have answer soon on schools and non-essential businesses soon.
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.