BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Some businesses in Massachusetts will be getting a little more COVID-19 relief from the state.
More than 600 businesses will share more than $30 million in grants designed to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic. It’s part of a broader state program which has awarded more than $680 million in grants to 15,000 businesses so far.READ MORE: 'Hi Ma': President Joe Biden Calls Marty Walsh's Mom For Mother's Day
The state also announced $1.6 million in grants last week for local tourism organizations and chambers of commerce to assist in the recovery of the state’s tourism sector.
“Our administration recognizes the challenges this industry has faced during the pandemic,” Baker said.READ MORE: Increased Capacity Coming To The TD Garden, But Some Fans Don't Miss The Crowds
In Massachusetts, the seven-day rolling average of daily new cases decreased over the past two weeks, going from about 2,070 new cases per day on April 8 to more than 1,530 new cases per day on Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins.
State health officials announced more than 1,085 new confirmed cases Sunday as well as six additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state’s death toll from the virus to 17,199.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
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