Massachusetts Reports 33 New Deaths As Pandemic Surge Gets Closer

  • AUTHOR: isbah
  • POSTED ON: April 1, 2020

The number of cases in Massachusetts keeps increasing and according to latest reports, thirty-three more people have died in the states due to the virus. The total fatalities in the region has reached 89 and the Massachusetts Department of Health is trying its best to provide excellent care to the patients.

Source: Boston Herald

However, the lack of equipment is not helping with the increasing number and the department said on Tuesday that there are 868 new cases in the state, bringing the statewide total to 6620.

Out of 89, 84 deaths have been of people in their 70s, 80s, or 90s and one patient was over 100 years old. Most of them had pre-existing conditions and according to the department, only one was reported to not have any sort of health concerns before the virus and was hospitalized due to COVID-19 only.

So far, the reported cases have been in abundance in Middlesex and Suffolk counties with more than 1300 cases in each region. The department has started preparing statistics to fight the battle against coronavirus with more efficiency and revealed that 3300 patients were male while about 3200 were female. 

Source: Sunbeam

Earlier this week, Governor Charlie Baker asked the federal government to take notice of Massachusetts as researchers concluded that the virus will reach its peak in the state between April 7 and April 17. The curfew imposed in mid-March is extended further and the deadline for the closure of non-essential business that was supposed to expire on 7th has been increased till 4th May. The same date has also been assigned for the closure of institutions all around the state.

Governor Baker also stated that platforms and hotel room bookings carried out by Airbnb will not operate for vacations anymore. Instead, this facility will be used solely by healthcare workers who are away from their homes on duties as a temporary source of residence.  

The strategies employed by the state might prove effective but the coronavirus surge that is expected to hit the world soon can increase the death toll by thousands.  

Updated April 1, 2020
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