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Saturday marked the final day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote in time to participate in the 2020 presidential election.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s Office said the deadline had been extended for 10 days – through 11:59 p.m. Saturday – due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prospective voters could register online, in person, or mail their registration form by Saturday. Final registration statistics are expected to be released in the middle of next week, the secretary’s office said.
The state’s Department of Public Health announced on Saturday afternoon that Massachusetts has 1,128 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The high number of new cases comes after two consecutive days where the number of additional confirmed cases was in the 900s for Massachusetts.
Since the outbreak began in the commonwealth, there have been 146,023 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Mass.
While the number of new cases increased, the number of new deaths among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 decreased to eight new fatalities Saturday, less than half of the 19 new deaths announced Friday. In total, 9,616 people in Mass. have died while having confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Mass. DPH.
This looks like the last “t-shirt” day for awhile! Mostly cloudy skies will prevail today, but it will stay on the warmer side with highs near 70 degrees. A front will pass through in the afternoon bringing only a small chance for rain, an isolated sprinkle somewhere in southern New England.
It will turn cool and breezy this evening behind the cold front. Lows will fall back into the mid 30s and lower 40s by sunrise Sunday, expect areas of frost to develop away from the coast and outside of Boston. Highs will only rise to the low to mid 50s Sunday despite mostly sunny skies.
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