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Dr. Mark Keroack

Dr. Mark Keroack speaking at podium
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With COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts soaring along with hospitalizations, a top health official says it would not be a surprise if the state took a step back in reopening.

COVID-19 cases on a graph
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      After climbing exponentially for weeks, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Springfield, Massachusetts has leveled off, but health officials fear a post-Thanksgiving surge.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Baystate Medical Center sign
Baystate Health

    COVID-19 cases are exploding exponentially in western Massachusetts.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
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As a second wave of COVID-19 cases hits Massachusetts, officials in the state’s third largest city have announced steps they’ll take to try to stop the spread of the disease. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno
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     With COVID-19 case counts remaining high in the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area, officials are wary about the upcoming holidays.

MDPH

   Just a few weeks after sounding an alarm about rising COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, government officials and health experts in Springfield say the virus trends are positive in the state’s third-largest city. 

COVID-19 Diagram
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A testing program for the coronavirus in Massachusetts communities with higher infection rates is starting in Springfield, but its effectiveness is being questioned.

Dr. Mark Keroack speaking at podium
Paul Tuthill / WAMC

  An outbreak of COVID-19 has occurred inside the largest hospital in western Massachusetts.

     The coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions in Massachusetts will continue until at least mid-May.  

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WAMC

   The largest hospital network in western Massachusetts is preparing for a surge in coronavirus patients.

Baystate Medical Center sign
Baystate Health

    The largest hospital system in western Massachusetts, Baystate Health, has been planning for years to respond to a pandemic.