MARLBOROUGH – The City of Marlborough announced ist fifth death due to the COVID-19 pandemic today, April 20.
The City is also reporting a dozen new cases of the coronavirus over the long holiday weekend, bringing the total number of cases to 257, as of Monday, April 20.
That is an 4.9% increase in positive cases.
It is unknown how many residents have been tested in the City.
One hundred individuals have recovered from the virus, since the pandemic began. There are 152 active cases in the city.
Massachusets Governor Charlie Baker has been saying for weeks the surge in COVID-19 cases was expected between April 10 and today, April 20.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 39,643 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 20.
As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 169,398.
The Commonwealth announced 103 new deaths from COVID-19 today, April 20. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 1,809 deaths. The 103 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 9,253. In comparison, Plymouth County only has 2,976 cases.
Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest, at 354 cases,as of Monday at noon.
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 766 664, as April 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Worldwide, there are more than 2.45 million confirmed cases.