Town Administrator Tom Mayo gave the following COVID-19 update at the Board of Selectmen meeting on June 30, 2020.
- In a letter to Massachusetts municipal officials today, DPH stated that we have been successful in ensuring COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward due to the vigilance of our residents and our collective action in planning and preparation.
- Governor Baker has not yet announced a move to Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan. The Commonwealth is taking a cautious and measured approached to reopening to ensure that we continue to see a decrease in positive cases. DPH stated that moving too quickly, as we have seen in states like Florida and Arizona, has the potential to create a resurgence of the virus and burden the healthcare system.
- As of today, DPH is reporting 108,882 cases in Massachusetts, of which 8,684 are in Plymouth County. As of last Wednesday, DPH was reporting 275 COVID-19 cases in Hingham.
- The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19, and the number of COVID-19 deaths across the state continue to decline at this time.