Gov. Baker provides an update on state’s coronavirus preparedness plan

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BOSTON (WWLP) – On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker and the state’s health professionals announced additional measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

There are now 218 confirmed cases reported in the state on Tuesday, that’s up from 197 Monday. There are 14 cases in Berkshire County, up from 11.

Moving forward DPH has announced that presumptive positive cases will be considered confirmed positive cases. The governor has dedicated $5 million in emergency funds for cities and towns to respond to the growing cases that local hospitals are seeing.

As testing capability continues to rise, the governor is expecting to see an increase in the number of confirmed positive cases.

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