Massachusetts reports 76 new coronavirus deaths, 773 new cases on Saturday

 masslive.com  05/23/2020 20:06:22   Douglas Hook | dhook@masslive.com

Massachusetts health officials on Saturday announced an additional 76 COVID-19 deaths, bringing the statewide total to 6,304.

Officials also confirmed another 773 cases of the virus, meaning there are now at least 91,662 positive cases of COVID-19 across Massachusetts. Thats based on 9,342 new tests reported on Saturday.

There have now been 520,986 tests carried out by state and commercial labs. Across the U.S., close to 100,000 people have died from the virus.

The latest figures come as beaches are set to reopen this coming Monday as part of the states phased reopening plan.

Temperatures ahead of Memorial Day weekend have already delivered a taste of warmer weather a signal, under ordinary circumstances, to beachgoers to start packing their coolers.

But, as officials work to contain the virus and get a grip on the public health data, are urging residents to continue to practice social distancing measures, to wear a face covering and wash hands, as beaches are set to reopen this coming Monday.

Five days after lifting some restrictions on businesses, allowing some to resume certain operations, Gov. Charlie Baker again appealed to residents to follow the public health guidance to honor the collective sacrifices made by ordinary people, businesses and front line workers during the health crisis.

COVID-19 Metrics for Massachusetts

COVID-19 Metrics for Massachusetts

COVID-19 Metrics for Massachusetts

COVID-19 Metrics for Massachusetts

Coronavirus in Mass.: Cases, maps, charts and resources

Here are the cases listed by county:

Barnstable County: 1,264

Berkshire County: 515

Bristol County: 6,426

Dukes County: 26

Essex County: 13,334

Franklin County: 312

Hampden County: 5,621

Hampshire County: 819

Middlesex County: 20,232

Nantucket County: 13

Norfolk County: 7,759

Plymouth County: 7,480

Suffolk County: 17,291

Worcester County: 10,251

Unknown location: 319

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