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Massachusetts finally seeing downward coronavirus trends

Posted On: May 22, 2020   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Coronavirus trends in Massachusetts are finally yielding encouraging results as the start of summer nears and a shred of normalcy - along with a sense of hope - flows in with this new tide.
Daily data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health indicates coronavirus deaths, hospitalizations, test rates, hospital readiness and contact tracing capabilities are all either trending positive or “in progress.”
None of the categories are trending negative, as they once had when the state experienced its peak dark days in April.
“People have worked really hard and given up a tremendous amount over the course of the past eight or 10 weeks to bend the trend on this - and we succeeded,” Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday, urging everyone to still wear masks.
Massachusetts health officials on Friday reported coronavirus hospitalizations went down by 73 patients, following a recent trend that brings the state's COVID-19 hospitalization total to 2,323.
Overall, the statewide hospitalization total has declined by 1,239...

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