Massachusetts becomes coronavirus hotspot as cases surge

DEATHS FROM COVID-19 are expected to surpass 2,000 this week in Massachusetts. Above, a woman positions her mask after a medical worker, left, took a sample from her nose at a coronavirus testing tent outside MGH Healthcare Center. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
DEATHS FROM COVID-19 are expected to surpass 2,000 this week in Massachusetts. Above, a woman positions her mask after a medical worker, left, took a sample from her nose at a coronavirus testing tent outside MGH Healthcare Center. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
Massachusetts has become a hotspot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York as the state's death toll prepares to double in less than a week. Deaths from COVID-19 are expected to surpass 2,000 this week in Massachusetts, where officials are scrambling to boost hospital capacity…

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