BOSTON – On the day the Baker-Polito Administration started the re-opening of the state, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 1,042 new cases of the virus on Monday, May 18.
Massachusetts now has a total of 87,052 positive coronavirus cases as of today.
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 65 deaths. Since the pandemic began Massachusetts has reported 5,862 COVID-19 or complications from the virus deaths.
The state tested 8,373 individuals in the last 24 hours
As of May 18, the state has tested more 469,199 individuals.
Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 19,345.
In comparison, Berkshire County has 497 cases, and Barnstable County on Cape Cod has 1,155 cases.
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 4.79 million cases worldwide of the virus of 4 p.m. today
The United States has more than 1.496 million coronavirus cases as of 4 p.m. today.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 89,407 deaths as of noon, May 18.
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.