Massachusetts sees 178 new deaths, over 3,000 more cases of COVID-19

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 178 deaths from COVID-19, while 3,079 new positive cases were confirmed across the state.

Governor Charlie Baker called the numbers “staggering” in a press briefing Thursday.

Baker urged residents of the commonwealth to continue efforts with social distancing and personal hygiene.

The DPH has begun to release information on the number of cases by town.

There have been 351 cases in Taunton, 281 in Attleboro, and 191 in Fall River, according to department data.

A full list can be found on the department’s website.

Unemployment numbers continue to climb in the state as well.

The Associated Press reports more than 80,000 people filed for unemployment benefits last week as the state became a coronavirus hot spot.

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