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BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reporting 664 new cases of COVID-19 to end the month of May.

Today was the seventh consecutive day cases of the virus were under 1,000.

Massachusetts now has a total of 96,965 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.

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The state is reporting 78 new COVID-19 deaths today.

Since the pandemic began Massachusetts has reported 6,846 COVID-19 or complications from the virus deaths.

The state tested 10,774 individuals in the last 24 hours

As of today, the state has tested more 592,893 individuals.

Roughly 16.5% of those tested have been positive for the virus since the pandemic began.

Roughly 6 percent of those tested in the last 24 hours were positive for COVID-19.

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Middlesex County has the most positive cases at 21,287.

In comparison, Barnstable County (Cape Cod) has 1,312 cases, and only 544 cases in Berkshire County.

Framingham has the most cases in MetroWest, with more than 1,600 cases The City of Framingham will not report cases numbers today.

 Marlborough is second, with more 900 cases. Seventy-five percent of the City of Marlborough’s cases have recovered.

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The City of Framingham is also among the top 12 communities with coronavirus cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

John Hopkins University is reporting 6.1 million cases world-wide of the virus.

There are 1.78 million cases in the United States, as of 4 p.m. today.

The United States leads the world in Coronavirus cases, followed by Brazil at more than 498,000, with Russia in third with just over 405,000 cases.

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The Centers for Disease Control is reporting 103,700 deaths as of noon, today, including 915 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

The U.S. is leading the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 29,700 deaths in New York.

In comparison, the United States has almost 3 times the number of deaths as Italy, recorded at more than 33,000 deaths.

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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.