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BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 1,685 new cases of the virus today, May 14.

Massachusetts now has a total of 82,182 positive coronavirus cases as of today, May 14.

Tuesday, the state reported 33 deaths. Yesterday, the state is reporting 174 new deaths. Today, the state is reporting 167 deaths.

Since the pandemic began Massachusetts has reported 5,482 COVID-19 or complications from the virus deaths.

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

Massachusetts ranks fourth in the United States behind New York, New Jersey & Illinois for the most positive cases.

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The state tested 14,329 individuals in the last 24 hours

As of May 14 at 4:30 p.m., the state has tested more 424,361 individuals.

The number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized was at 9% to start May. A good sign is the number has 4% for the last week, and today it is now at 3%.

Another good sign, the number of individuals in ICUs in the state is under 800 for the last two days.

Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 18,381.

In comparison, Berkshire County has 488 cases, and Barnstable County on Cape Cod has 1,119 cases.

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Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest. The City of Framingham is also among the top 20 communities with coronavirus cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The City of Framingham has reported more than 20 deaths in the last week due to the virus. The entire State of Maine has just about 1,400 cases of the virus. and the City of Framingham has about 1,300 cases.

There are more than 4.4 million cases worldwide of the virus of 4 p.m. today

The United States has more than 1.4 million coronavirus cases as of 4 p.m. today.

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The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 83,947 deaths as of noon today.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 27,400 deaths in New York.

The Baker-Politio administration announced a 4-prong re-opening plan yesterday, May 11.

A full report on the plan is due on May 18. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has extended the order to keep non-essential businesses closed through May 18.

The Governor said yesterday,  “I would love to be able to re-open up everything tomorrow, but that would be an incredibly irresponsible thing.”

The Massachusetts Governor said this 4-phased opening will “require patience” by everybody.

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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.