Massachusetts Surpasses 86,000 Cases With 460,000+ COVID-19 Tests


BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 1,077 new cases of the virus on Sunday, May 17.

About 8% of those tested in the last 24 hours were positive for COVID-19. Just over 12,000 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

Massachusetts now has a total of 86,010 positive coronavirus cases as of today.

The entire country of Canada is reporting 84,047 cases, according to John Hopkins University.

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 92 deaths. Since the pandemic began Massachusetts has reported 5,797 COVID-19 or complications from the virus deaths.

The state tested 12,737 individuals in the last 24 hours

As of May 17, the state has tested more 460,826 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 4 days.

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

Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 19,129.

In comparison, Berkshire County has 497 cases, and Barnstable County on Cape Cod has 1,150 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 1,600 cases of the virus. and the City of Framingham has just about 1,450 cases.

There are more than 4.69 million cases worldwide of the virus of 4 p.m. today

The United States has more than 1.48 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.

In comparison, the United States has almost 3 times the number of deaths as Italy, recorded at 31,908 deaths.

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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