Last week, Massachusetts offered Covid-19 testing for people who recently attended large gatherings like the demonstrations and protests to honor George Floyd, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said in a press conference on Tuesday morning.
Out of 17,617 Covid-19 tests that were conducted statewide, 2.5% came back positive for Covid-19, Baker said.
Baker said that this percentage was reasonably consistent with the statewide numbers seen in daily testing for coronavirus.
Baker pointed to several factors that likely contributed to the relatively low number of positives Covid-19 cases.
“A vast majority of the folks who participated in those demonstrations were wearing masks or face coverings of one kind or another--in many cases people were moving which I think made a big difference and of course those demonstrations took place outside, which we all agree is far safer environment than indoors,” Baker said.