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COVID-19 Infection, Death Rates Continue To Fall Locally And Across The State

May 29, 2020 03:00PM ● By Bill Gilman
As Massachusetts gradually re-opens for business and recreation, the rates for infection and deaths associated with the COVID-19 virus continue to steadily decrease across the state.
Massachusetts Department of Health officials attribute the decline to "flattening the curve" with the eight-week lockdown, increased testing and contact tracing and continued mask-wearing and social distancing practices.
As of May 27, Massachusetts reported 562,323 tests performed, 94,895 cases, and 6,640 deaths. New cases had dropped to less than 700 per day, while more than 10,000 tests are being administered daily.
According to the Mass. DPH, since April 15, positive test results have dropped 72 percent, COVID-19 patients in the hospital has dropped 41 percent, and the 3-day average of COVID-19 deaths has dropped 65 percent.
In Tewksbury, as of May 27, there were 560 reported cases. There have been 9,805 tests administered, with a positive result rate of 18.5 percent. There have been 41 confirmed deaths and 140 confirmed recoveries.
Local clusters have been at the Tewksbury State Hospital (143 cases, 13 deaths), Blair House Skilled Nursing Facility (92 cases, 13 deaths) and Woodhaven (25 cases, 3 deaths).
Complete Tewksbury information on the COVID-19 virus and re-opening plans can be found by clicking here.

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