Coronavirus USA Updates: Massachusetts cases plateauing

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Coronavirus USA Updates: Massachusetts cases plateauing
Coronavirus USA Updates: Massachusetts cases plateauing

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the number of cases in his state appears to be plateauing, but cautioned that it is “very much still in the fight against COVID-19.”

The Massachusetts Health Department said there were 1,590 newly recorded cases on Sunday and 169 newly reported fatalities. As of Monday, the state had 54,938 confirmed cases and 2,899 total deaths, the state health department said.

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“The flatness of the flat curve basically means it’s been riding up like this for a while, it seems to have plateaued depending upon which part of Massachusetts you are in,” Baker said during his briefing Monday.

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The state’s stay-at-home order ends on May 4, and Baker said he would have more information about his plan to reopen Massachusetts later in the week. He did caution that the situation was different from other states in the country that have already reopened.

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“I’m not surprised they’re starting to think pretty hard about reopening. For them the surge was nothing like it was in the Northeast,” he said.

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