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Massachusetts Reports 9 Coronavirus Deaths, 777 Confirmed Cases

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BOSTON (CBS) – Coronavirus cases are now up to 777 in Massachusetts after 131 new positive tests, the Department of Public Health said on Monday. Nine coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in the state.

The jump in numbers is partially due to increased testing, and working through a backlog of tests. As of Monday, over 8900 people have been tested.

Of the total cases, 99 are connected to the Biogen employee conference in Boston at the end of February.

On Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker ordered all non-essential businesses to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. Baker is also advising all residents to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel.

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