Monday, April 20, 2020

In the News: MA is now at center of national coronavirus outbreak; spring real estate market slows

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

MA is now at center of national coronavirus outbreak
"On the heels of the two deadliest days so far in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said Sunday morning that “we’re right in the middle of the surge now” and a top White House official highlighted the state as an area where the continued spread of COVID-19 is a concern.

Massachusetts reported 156 deaths on Saturday and a single-day high of 159 fatalities on Friday, bringing the COVID-19 death toll here to 1,560 people. Nearly 2,000 new cases of infection reported Saturday brought the total number of cases in Massachusetts to 36,372 as the state continues to deal with an influx of cases.

“We’re still very much focused on Boston and across Massachusetts where the epidemic continues to spread across Massachusetts as well as in Boston, and we’re watching very closely Chicago,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “And then we watch every single outbreak that occurs in different states around the Untied States including the most recent one in Ohio.”
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Coronavirus outbreak slows typically robust spring real estate market

"Real estate agents are turning to virutal showings of homes to ensure social distancing practices and prevent the spread of the virus.

Ashley Levitre and her husband spent the winter months preparing to put their Hudson condo up for sale in time for the normally robust spring real estate market.

The couple – expecting their first child in July – has wanted to sell their third-floor garden-style condo and purchase a home for a while.

“We wanted to find something that was more homey,” said Levitre."

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