Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday that while the state continues to see overall positive downward trends in hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19, it is still too early in the effort to contain coronavirus to lift most statewide shutdown measures.
Baker said that efforts to prioritize quarantine and treatment capacity to prevent hospitals from being overhwhelmed have been effective, and hospital capacity remains more than adequate to treat COVID-19 patients while maintaining capacity to treat other urgent and emergency health needs.
The number of deaths and hospitalizations has been slowly declining after peaking in the past two weeks.
But, Baker cautioned, “At the the same time, we did see days this week where the data was not so promising.“