COVID-19 Numbers Rise, As Daily Cases Decline


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — While the number of coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise, Massachusetts has seen a slight decline in new cases per day for five days in a row.

The state has 41,199 cases of COVID-19, with 175,372 tests being performed. The death toll is now at 1,961.

The Department of Public Health announced on Tuesday that the state had 1,556 new cases. The previous day saw 1,566 new cases.

Gov. Charlie baker has pointed to federal guidance that the state could resume some economic activity if there's a documented drop in cases for 14 days in a row.

Middlesex County continues to have the most cases, followed by Suffolk, Essex, and Norfolk counties.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the virus is continuing to spread in the city with numbers climbing.

"We don't have a vaccine and we don't have a treatment for it right now so we really need to continue to be very vigilant in all that we do everyday for the next month or two," Walsh said.

Boston has 6,010 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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