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MARLBOROUGH – The City of Marlborough reported 19 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

That is a 3.48% increase in COVID-19 cases since Monday.

The City of Marlborough is now reporting a total of 565 coronavirus cases as of Monday, May 5.

The City also announced another COVID-19 fatality, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 18 deaths.

It is unknown howmany individuals have been tested in the City of Marlborough.

The good news is that 285 individuals have recovered from the virus.

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts surpassed 70,000 positive COIVID-19 cases today, May 5.

The state reported 1,184 new cases in the last 25 hours.

Massachusetts ranks third in the United States behind New York, and New Jersey for the most positive cases.

The 70,271 cases is the equivalent of all the cases in Japan, South Korea, and India combined.

The State also announced 122 individuals have died from the virus, bringing the total of deaths from the coronavirus to 4,212, as of May 5.

There is no cure and no vaccine for COVID-19, at this time.

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker issued an order to require a face covering starting May 6. Click here to read the order.

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As of May 5 at 4 p.m., the state has tested 333,349 individuals.

The state tested 9,081 individuals in the last 24 hours

Two weeks ago, the number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized was at 9%. A good sign is the number has been 5% over the weekend and again yesterday & today.

Another good sign, the number of individuals in ICUs in the state is under 1,000 for the first time in weeks for the last five days.

Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 15,980.

In comparison Barnsatble County has 969 cases.

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker extended the order to keep non-essential businesses closed through May 18.

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The United States now has the most confirmed cases worldwide 1.194 million cases as of 4 p.m. May 5.

Worldwide, there are more than 3.64 million confirmed cases.

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 68,279 deaths as of noon, May 5.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 25,000 deaths in New York.

For all SOURCE reports related to the Coronavirus, click here.

By editor

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.