COVID-19 deaths pass 3,000, Baker weighs how to reopen state

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By Steve LeBlanc and Mark Pratt, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP)– The number of new COVID-19 deaths has surged past 3,000, just five days after crossing the threshold of 2,000 deaths.

Massachusetts health officials reported 104 new COVID-19 deaths Monday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state since the pandemic began to 3,003.

Governor Charlie Baker is pressing federal officials to ramp up efforts to determine which coronavirus antibody tests are reliable.

Baker also said Monday he’ll have information later in the week about when and how the state may reopen for business.

Somerville has begun requiring people to wear masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

©The Associated Press 2020

 

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