BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reported 1,566 new COVID-19 positive cases within the last 24 hours.
The state also released a new portal full of data on COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts. Two of the charts are included in this report.
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.
(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.
The CDC is reporting 39,083 deaths as of noon on April 20.
The U,S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths., Italy is second with 24,114 deaths.
Of the 39,000 deaths in the United States, 14,000 are from New York.
There is no tested vaccine for COVID-19 in the United States.
It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.
Last month, the Governor said anyone entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
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.