BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 1,524 positive cases since the pandemic began, as of April 27.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 56,462 new COVD-19 cases as of Monday, April 27.
Massachusets Governor Charlie Baker had said the surge in COVID-19 cases was expected between April 10 and April 20. New positive cases have been lower the last 2 days.
There is no cure and no vaccine.
As of today at 4 p.m., the state has tested 244,887 individuals.
The state tested 8,787 individuals in the last 24 hours, the most in a single day.
Since the pandemic began, the Commonwealth is now reporting 3,003 deaths.
The Commonwealth reported 104 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
(Editor’s Note: The state report does say the deaths it reports every 24 hours may not have happened in the last 24 hours.)
Last week, the number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized was at 9%. A good sign it was at 7% on Sunday and today, April 27.
Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 12,953. In comparison there have been only 10 cases on Nantucket Island.
Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest at 681 cases, as of Sunday, April 26. The City has not released numbers for today.
The United States now has the post confirmed cases worldwide at 979,077 at at Monday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Worldwide, there are more than 3 million confirmed cases.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 53,922 deaths as of noon on April 26.
The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 17,500 deaths in New York.
It is important for residents to continue to practice social distancing.
The Governor had extended his order for non-essential businesses to close or operate remotely until May 4, and this week he said he is not ready to announce if he is extending that order or would lift it.
Governor Baker said until we have a significant number of days either in a reduction in positive tests or a reduction in hospitalization, it does not make sense to re-open.
“We are not going to be interested in re-opening anything,” until we can see more data, said the Governor.
Last month, the Governor said anyone entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
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.