BOSTON (WHDH) – Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday urged all residents to answer their phones if they are contacted by the Community Tracing Collaborative after Massachusetts saw a spike in positive coronavirus tests. His message was simple: answer the call, do something positive, and stop the disease.
On Wednesday, 6,300 COVID-19 tests were administered across the Commonwealth with 28 percent of those tests returning positive results, Baker said during a news conference at the State House. Since the start of the outbreak, there have 340,000 tests administered, making Massachusetts among the top five testers in the United States.
The jump in positive test results comes after Massachusetts recorded a string of days where positive results hovered below 16 percent.