Massachusetts Reporting 1,512 New Coronavirus Cases; Total Deaths 5,704

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BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 1,512 new cases of the virus on Saturday, May 16

Massachusetts now has a total of 84,933 positive coronavirus cases as of today, May 16.

The entire country of Canada is reporting 77,082 cases.

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.

The state is reporting 113 deaths. Since the pandemic began Massachusetts has reported 5,705 COVID-19 or complications from the virus deaths.

The state tested 12,410 individuals in the last 24 hours

As of May 16, the state has tested more 448,089 individuals.

The number of COVID-19 cases hospitalized was at 9% to start May. A good sign is the number has been 3% for the last 3 days.

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

Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 18,883.

In comparison, Berkshire County has 495 cases, and Barnstable County on Cape Cod has 1,147 cases.

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 entire State of Maine has just about 1,400 cases of the virus. and the City of Framingham has about 1,400 cases.

There are more than 4.6 million cases worldwide of the virus of 4 p.m. today

The United States has more than 1.46 million coronavirus cases as of 4 p.m. today.

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 87,315 deaths as of noon, May 16.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 27,800 deaths in New York.

The Baker-Politio administration announced a 4-prong re-opening plan on 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 Massachusetts Governor said this 4-phased opening will “require patience” by everybody.

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