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Coronavirus Cases Projected To Decline In Coming Months In Massachusetts

December 19, 2020

Experts expect that the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts will get worse before it gets better, but that improvement could be not that far away.

A University of Massachusetts at Amherst coronavirus projection model says that new cases will hit 41,954 in Massachusetts in the week of January 2, 2021 — up 25 percent from last week, as Boston.com reports. However, the model projects a decline during the week of January 9.

Additionally, a model from the University of Washington predicts that the state will see the infection rate decline in mid-January, and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers predict that cases will level off in mid-February.

Charlie Baker, the Republican governor of Massachusetts, hopes that the vaccine will be available to the public by April, according to the report.

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