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As phase 2 is announced, Massachusetts sees increase in COVID-19 cases, decrease in hospitalizations



Massachusetts saw once again a decrease in hospitalizations and deaths in Saturday’s report with an increase in reported cases.

Massachusetts has seen 575 more positive cases announced 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 103,132 with 55 more reported dead for a total of 7,289.

Massachusetts had seen 494 more positive cases in the previous 24 hour period.

9,840 tests were performed, an increase of 80, to increase the overall total to 640,808.

Hospitalizations have decreased in 22 of the last 25 days with a continued decline in deaths overall.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

Starting Monday, the Department of Public Health began reporting both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths.

This change is in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control to include “probable” COVID-19 cases and deaths in data collection and reporting efforts. This change has increased the number of cases and deaths reported in Massachusetts.

Governor Baker announced details today of the phase 2 economy reopening to begin in Massachusetts on June 8th.

Cases by City and Town as of June 2nd.

Count and Rate (per 100,000) of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Persons Tested1in MA by City/Town, January 1, 2020 –June 3, 2020

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to June 3rd
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 64,210
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 55,429
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 8,781

According to the CDC, as of June 6th, the total amount of cases in the country is 1,891,690 with 109,192 dead.

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