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Massachusetts passes 80,000 COVID-19 cases, town numbers released, as Baker tours Fall River site Wednesday

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With a gradual reopening of Massachusetts expected to begin on Monday, statistics involving COVID-19 in the state continue in an overall positive direction.

Massachusetts has seen 1,165 more positive cases in the last 24 hours. An increase from the previous 24 hour period.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total cases to 80,497 with 174 more reported dead for a total of 5,315.

Massachusetts had seen 870 more positive cases in the previous 24 hour period.

Testing continues as 8,536 tests were performed, just over 1,700 more than the total released yesterday, to increase the overall total to 410,032.

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Cases by City and Town as of May 12th

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• Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to May 12th, 2020
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 48,372
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 27,812
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 20,560

According to the CDC, as of May 13th, the total amount of cases in the country is 1,364,061 with 82,246 dead.

Today, Governor Charlie Baker visited the drive-through testing site at Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) in Fall River, one of 18 community health centers to expand COVID-19 testing capacity in recent weeks through a partnership with the Baker-Polito Administration and Quest Diagnostics.

Governor Baker – Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) in Fall River

Governor Charlie Baker is visiting a drive-through testing site at Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) in Fall River, one of 18 community health centers to expand COVID-19 testing capacity in recent weeks through a partnership with the Baker-Polito Administration and Quest Diagnostics.

Posted by Fall River Reporter on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The tour began at 12:00 p.m. and concluded with Baker conducting his COVID-19 response press conference.

During the press conference, Baker was questioned on multiple occasions concerning his plan to re-open the economy and what steps would be taken on Monday.

“I would love to be able to reopen everything tomorrow, but that would be an incredibly irresponsible thing to do.”

Baker did not want to reveal details of the plan until the Reopening Advisory Board issues their report on Monday.

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