BOSTON (AP/WPRI) — Gov. Charlie Baker says Massachusetts is seeing hopeful data about efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
He pointed in part to a general decline in new hospitalizations for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
On Monday, the Mass. Department of Public Health reported 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 69,087, along with 86 more deaths related to the virus for a total of 4,090.
Roughly 5% of the state’s cases are currently hospitalized, according to the DPH, and 908 patients are in the ICU.
Earlier on Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Massachusetts Statehouse calling on Baker to lift his declaration of a state of emergency and stay-at-home advisory aimed at limiting the virus’s spread.
Few of those gathered were wearing masks. Most were crowded together and not staying 6 feet apart as recommended for social distancing efforts.
For more information on COVID-19 in Massachusetts, visit Mass.gov, call 211 or text COVIDMA or COVIDMAESP (Spanish) to 888-777 to receive text notifications.
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