From the Milford Daily News, an article of interest for Franklin:
"With daily COVID-19 counts, average positivity rates and hospitalizations higher than they were during a summer lull, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday outlined progress the state has made over the past several months “to prevent silent spread” of the highly contagious coronavirus and to prepare for a fall uptick in virus activity.
“Over the past few weeks we started to see an increase in the number of COVID cases here and across the country and in many other countries,” Baker said Wednesday during a State House press conference. “For months, public health experts have forecast this increase.”
Massachusetts has built a “massive infrastructure to respond to this pandemic,” Baker said, leaving the state “in a strong position to be prepared for what comes next.”
Baker said the state will be able to rapidly expand hospital capacity if necessary, and that there are sufficient personal protective equipment supplies to meet the needs of health care and human service providers."
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Gov Baker's press conference on Tuesday: https://youtu.be/XMvjf3cKofw