CommonHealth reports that the state has now reported more than 200 coronavirus cases a day for the last four days - the first time that's happened since mid-June.
At his daily press conference today, Gov. Baker reported that an employee of Bay State Medical Center returned from a trip to a hotspot somewhere else in the country and was "lax with respect to wearing a mask" and infected several other workers and several patients. WBZ reports the tally so far is 23 employees and 13 patients.
Baker said Massachusetts Covid-19 hotspots now are related to "gatherings," such as that party in Chatham.
Baker acknowledged that Covid-19 numbers have "ticked up" in recent days, but that the state remains in far better shape than in April and May.
He added, "the virus will not take the summer off and neither can we." In April and May, the state was seeing positive test rates "north of 10%" and that the rate now is below 2% - but that people need to realize Covid-19 is still out there and they still need to take precautions.
He said that the state got complaints about that harbor-cruise ship and that the Boston Public Health Commission is now investigating.