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Mass. begins reporting ‘probable’ coronavirus cases – The Boston Globe

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.Sam Doran/Pool

The Massachusetts death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surged to more than 7,000 and the total number of cases surpassed 100,000 Monday, as the state announced it had begun including probable as well as confirmed cases in its tallies.

The state said that, in using the new figures, it was following guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and trying to be transparent.

“Probable cases are individuals who have not been tested by the standard viral (molecular) test,” the posting said. “They have either 1) had a positive antibody test and either had COVID symptoms or were likely to be exposed to a positive case or 2) did not have an antibody test but had COVID symptoms and were known to be exposed to a positive case.”

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Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at jaclyn.reiss@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JaclynReiss

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2 Comments

  1. Darell Sthole

    August 21, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Terrific article

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  2. frolep rotrem

    September 4, 2020 at 6:27 am

    You are my inhalation, I have few blogs and occasionally run out from post :). “To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.” by Jorge Luis Borges.

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