Massachusetts health officials announced 14 new coronavirus deaths Sunday, bringing the nationwide number to 8,514.
Officials also reported 286 newly confirmed cases of the virus, a total of at least 112,459 across the commune since the pandemic began. Sunday’s data is based on 17,152 new molecular tests, according to the Department of Public Health.
State officials also reported 43 possible new cases of the virus, for a total of at least 8,581possible cases. At least 221 have died from diseases related to possible cases, officials said.
More than 5 million people have contracted the virus nationwide, according to a database compiled by The New York Times. More than 162,000 Americans have died since Sunday afternoon.
The Times said case numbers are rising at many points across the country, including states that reopened earlier than others. The number of hospitalized patients and the percentage of people who test positive are also increasing in many states, so increased testing is not the only reason for the country’s growing issues, the Times reported.
In Massachusetts, there are currently 375 people hospitalized with COVID-19, health officials said.
Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced that state officials will indefinitely postpone entering the second phase of Phase 3 following the state investigation into “clustering” of explosions, and cases of other parties and rallies in which people have not attended office. nationwide masks.
Baker also plans to reduce the limit of outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people starting Tuesday. The limit of gatherings inside the house will remain at 25 people. A new COVID Enforcement and Intervention Team will partner with local law enforcement and government agencies to ensure that residents and businesses comply with social distancing and capacity constraints aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus.
The state will expand its free testing program until September 12th. The initiative has provided free testing to 17 communities with higher positive test scores than the national average, including color communities and the usually high-risk immigrant population.
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Here are the cases listed by the county:
Barnstable County: 1800
Berkshire County: 668
Bristol County: 9,355
Duke County: 66
Essex County: 17,846
Franklin County: 411
Hampden County: 7,600
Hampshire County: 1,174
Middlesex County: 26,420
Nantucket County: 37
Norfolk County: 10,614
Plymouth County: 9,245
Suffolk County: 21,849
Worcester County: 13,630
Unknown location: 325