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BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 773 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, May 23.

The Governor began to re-open the state on Monday. New businesses and recreational activities like beaches will re-open on Monday, May 25.

Massachusetts now has a total of 91,662 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. New York has more than 355,000 cases.

The state is reporting 76 deaths. That is three consecutive days in a row below 90 deaths.

Since the pandemic began Massachusetts has reported 6,228 COVID-19 or complications from the virus deaths.

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The state tested 9,342 individuals in the last 24 hours

As of today, the state has tested more 520,986 individuals.

Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 20,232.

In comparison, Berkshire County has 515 cases, and Barnstable County on Cape Cod has 1,264 cases.

Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest. Marlborough is second.

The City of Framingham is also among the top 20 communities with coronavirus cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Almost 30% of Framingham’s deaths from the virus have been reported in the last week.

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Worldwide there are more than 5 million cases of COVID-19.

John Hopkins University is reporting 5.27 million cases worldwide today.

There are 1.61 million cases in the United States, as of 4 p.m. today.

The United States leads the world in Coronavirus cases, followed by Russia with 335,000+ and Brazil at 330,000+ cases.

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The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 96,002 deaths as of noon, May 23, including 1,852 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 28,900 deaths in New York.

In comparison, the United States has almost 3 times the number of deaths as Italy, recorded at 32,735 deaths.

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By editor

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.