Massachusetts has seen another 113 people with the new coronavirus die and 1,512 new confirmed cases, health officials said Saturday.


The state’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 5,705, while 84,933 people total have tested positive for the virus, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Gov. Charlie Baker has been watching the daily statistics closely ahead of the planned start of Massachusetts’ reopening on Monday. He’s said that the trends in the daily figures, from the number of new cases to how many people remain hospitalized, were what have been guiding his decisionmaking process.


Source: NBC Boston