Mass. reports another 25 COVID-19 deaths; contact tracing effort scaled back

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts reported another 25 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable deaths since the beginning of the pandemic to 8,268.

There were 295 newly confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, reported Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed and probable cases in the state to nearly 111,000.

Full breakdown of today’s COVID-19 data (Mass.gov) »

Massachusetts has drastically scaled back its ambitious, statewide contract tracing effort to prevent spread of the coronavirus.

The Boston Globe reports the state’s multi-million dollar effort with Partners in Health now has roughly 700 staffers, down from some 1,900.

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