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Massachusetts Among 4 States On Path to Contain Coronavirus, Model Indicates

Massachusetts Among 4 States On Path to Contain Coronavirus, Model Indicates

Massachusetts has been named one of only four states that are on track to contain the COVID-19 epidemic.

Covid Act Now's model looks at positive test rates, infection rates, available ICU capacity and contact tracing to rank states. Massachusetts joined the list that also includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Covid Act Now wrote, "Massachusetts is on track to contain COVID. Cases are steadily decreasing and Massachusetts' COVID preparedness meets or exceeds international standards."

The state's positive test rate has dropped below 2 percent, which is down 94% since mid-April.

“We’re obviously encouraged by the continued progress we’ve made on many of those public health metrics and we’re going to continue to monitor them,” Governor Charlie Baker said Tuesday. “We do believe part of the reason we’ve been successful so far with our reopening strategy is due to the work and the efforts of everybody here in the Commonwealth… Please continue to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and good hygiene.”

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