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NATICK – – The Town of Natick is reporting 228 coronavirus cases since March 1.

As of April 18, Natick has 153 active cases.

There have been at least nine deaths reported in the community as Mary Ann Morse Healthcare in Natick has reported 9 residents have died due to COVID-19 or complications from the virus. The facility also has 75 residents who are positive and 36 staffers.

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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.

It is unknown how many residents have been tested in the community.

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.)

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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.

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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.