BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts surpassed 75,000 coronavirus cases today, May 8.
Massachusetts ranks third in the United States behind New York, and New Jersey for the most positive cases.
The State of Massachusetts has more positive COVID-19 cases than the entire country of Canada, which has 67,156 total cases.
The state reported 1,612 new cases in the last 24 hours. That brings the total number of positive cases in Massachusetts to 75,333
The state tested 14,391 individuals in the last 24 hours
As of May 8 at 4 p.m., the state has tested 366.023 individuals.
To return to the Canadian comparison, the country has tested more than 1 million residents and has 67,156 coronavirus cases.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reported 150 deaths COVID-19 today, May 8. That brings the total number of fatalities due to the coronavirus since the pandemic in Massachusetts to 4,702.
There is no cure and no vaccine for COVID-19, at this time.
Governor Charlie Baker issued an order to require a face covering starting May 6. Click here to read the order.
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 every day this week, until today, May 8 when it dropped to 4%.
Another good sign, the number of individuals in ICUs in the state is under 900 for the first time yesterday and today.
Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 17,014. In comparison, Barnstable County on Cape Cod has 1,038 cases.
The City of Framingham is also among the top 20 communities with coronavirus cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The United States now has the most confirmed cases worldwide 1.27 million cases as of 4 p.m. May 8.
Worldwide, there are almost 4 million confirmed cases.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 73,297 deaths as of noon, May 7.
The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 26,000 deaths in New York.