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MDPH: Massachusetts surpasses 76,000 COVID-19 cases, over 4,800 dead



Massachusetts has seen 1,410 more positive cases in the last 24 hours. A decrease from the previous 24 hour period.

The Massachusetts Department of Health statistics show a rise in total cases to 76,743 with 138 more reported dead for a total of 4,840.

Massachusetts had seen 1,612 more positive cases in the previous 24 hour period.

Heavy testing continues as 10,514 tests were performed, over 3,800 less than the total released yesterday, to increase the overall total to 376,537.


Cases by City and Town as of May 5th


• Massachusetts residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine by current status up to May 5th, 2020
• Total of individuals subject to quarantine: 32,019
• Total of individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine): 22,148
• Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine: 9,871

According to the CDC, as of May 9th, the total amount of cases in the country is 1,274,036 with 77,034 dead.

In a related story, the Baker-Polito Administration announced Friday an upcoming new COVID-19 public awareness campaign, “New Tools, New Rules – Same Great Care.”

Community Health Centers throughout the Commonwealth are open and accepting patients, and this campaign encourages residents to continue to seek care for their medical conditions and reminds individuals not to delay treatment as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

In additional to implementing onsite safety protocols, many Community Health Centers have introduced and expanded telehealth care options. Furthermore, MassHealth contracts with three telehealth providers to offer additional support for members with questions about symptoms that might be related to COVID-19.

Featuring diverse patients with common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and pregnancy, ads will run for free on several Massachusetts media outlets.

Digital video advertisements on Facebook will be in English, Spanish and other languages, and will specifically target regions with the highest populations of families in need of services.

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