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Baker Keeping Close Eye on COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate

Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday the state was not ready to start talking about reopening parts of its economy. On salons and barber shops, Baker said that "we're not going to do that until we get over the hump of the surge, period." [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

The number of new cases of confirmed coronavirus infection have declined each of the past five days in Massachusetts, but Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday it's too soon to tell if this is a positive development in the state's fight against the virus, or a blip in the data due to the limited nature of testing.

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Latest COVID-19 Figures in Mass.

Data as of 5 p.m. Thursday.
New Confirmed Cases153248
Total Confirmed Cases766,883
Total Deaths18,729
Full Vaccinations4,653,822

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