Massachusetts Nears 8,500 Total Deaths In COVID-19 Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 214 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 107,897.

The state DPH also confirmed another 14 deaths attributed to the virus, upping the Commonwealth's confirmed COVID-death toll to 8,279.

There have also been more than 7,000 probable cases reported and 219 deaths linked to probable cases in the state.

On Friday, Gov. Baker announced a statewide travel order, requiring most people coming into Massachusetts to fill out a travel form, and either quarantine for 14-days, or provide evidence they do not have the virus.

Read more on the Massachusetts Travel Ban here.

It took the U.S. less than 100 days to confirm the first one million cases of the virus. It took another 44 days to reach two million cases, and it was 26 more days until the nation passed three million cases.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 days after hitting three million cases, the U.S. has now surpassed four million confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Nearly 145,000 Americans have died from the virus in the past five months.

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