On Friday, people across Massachusetts are invited to show their love and appreciation for the people on the front line of the fight against the Coronavirus.
Let’s clap for Boston’s finest heroes this Friday, Apr 3rd at 7PM.
Open your windows and doors and cheer for our brave nurses, doctors, and first responders here and let’s show the country and the world we’re still and always will be #BostonStrong #ClapBecauseWeCare 👏👩🏾⚕️👨🏼⚕️ pic.twitter.com/57JyFVgMba — Dream Big Boston (@Boston2024) March 29, 2020
People can go to their windows, go outside and clap and cheer for ” doctors, nurses, and first responders; the pharmacists and grocery workers, delivery drivers and postal employees, restaurateurs who have stayed open, and other essential personnel who are risking exposure to COVID-19 so everyone else can stay home and stay healthy,” as the Globe article put it.
These people are our family members, friends, neighbors and members of the Watertown community.
Updated COVID-19 Numbers
Massachusetts had the most number of new cases of COVID-19 in one day, so far during the outbreak. The Mass. Department of Public Health announced Wednesday afternoon that 1,118 more people had positive tests of the virus, and for the second day in a row there were 33 more deaths from COVID-19.
The total number of cases in the state rose to 7,738, and the number of fatalities went over 100, to 122. The previous high for one-day increase in Coronavirus cases was 1,017 on March 28.
The number of positive cases in Watertown rose by 2 to 37 on Wednesday, according to the Watertown Health Department. Middlesex County now has 1,582 cases. Statewide, 682 people have been hospitalized due to the Coronavirus.