Massachusetts Sees 1,588 New Cases Of COVID-19, 77 New Deaths


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts now has 16,790 cases of coronavirus in the state, with 1,588 new cases from the previous day.

Also, the state has reported 77 new deaths related to coronavirus. This brings the death toll to 433.

While speaking on WBZ NewsRadio's Nightside with Dan Rea, Gov. Charlie Baker said the state has been preparing for a surge of COVID-19 cases that are likely to test health care workers.

"We are basically preparing as best we can, the Commonwealth, for the next few weeks," Baker told WBZ NewsRadio's Dan Rea.

The surge is expected to hit our hospitals sometime between April 10 and April 20.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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