Mass. Hit A Plateau In New Virus Cases Last Week, But Numbers Still Raise Concern04:56

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Last week, Massachusetts hit a plateau in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19.

But the numbers are still concerning: In the past seven days, new daily infections have averaged well over 1,000, and nearly 5,000 people in the state have died from the disease.

Dr. David Hamer is a professor of global health and medicine at Boston University and an infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center. He joined WBUR's Morning Edition for a weekly update on the state of the epidemic in Massachusetts.

This segment aired on May 11, 2020.

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