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Massachusetts sees increase in COVID-19 cases, decrease in deaths as testing increased



Massachusetts saw an increase in cases, but a decrease in hospitalizations and deaths in Saturday’s COVID-19 report.

Massachusetts has seen 286 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 106,936 with 28 more reported dead for a total of 7,828.

Massachusetts had seen 228 more positive cases in the previous 24 hour period.

9,471 tests were performed, over 4,600 more than yesterday, to increase the overall total to 956,716. The amount of individuals tested is 760,229.

Hospitalizations have decreased in 34 of the last 39 days.


As of June 1st, 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.

Nursing home cases and cases by City and Town as of June 17th.

Count and Rate (per 100,000) of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Persons Tested1 in MA by City/Town, January 1, 2020 – June 17, 2020

Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to June 17th
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 67,059
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 63,420
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 3,639

According to the CDC, as of June 19th, the total amount of cases in the country is 2,215,618 with 119,055 dead.

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