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Virus Update: Local Curve Flattening--Cases See Plateau

Officials are confirming 70 new deaths from coronavirus in Massachusetts. Testing data released yesterday also confirms more than 26 hundred residents with new infections of the virus. That's the single largest one day increase in confirmed cases. More than 750 people have died from the virus in Massachusetts since the outbreak began, with more than 25 thousand positive tests.

In Springfield, Mayor Dom Sarno says that 541 cases of the coronavirus have been reported as positive. Sarno says that so far the city has spent almost 1 million dollars to provided services for various sectors. In addition the mayor says that the city has lost nearly 2 point 3 million dollars.

Dr Mark Keroac, the CEO at Baystate Medical Center says that he believes there is a flattening of the curve and there is a belief that the number of cases is more of a pleateu than a spike in cases that would have a more dramatic affect on the healthcare system.

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood telling reporters that there are no complaints from the police department although they still have 21 people out. She says some officers have been treated and have recovered from the virus.

Fire Commissioner B-J Calvi says three of the six people out with the coronavirus are coming back this week.

In addition, the City of Springfield has created a new hotline for residents to call in order to ask questions related to the covid 19 virus.

That number is 413-750-3250.

(Photo Credit: Centers For Disease Control)

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