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Massachusetts coronavirus deaths rise by 38 as cases remain low

Boston Herald

Massachusetts public health officials reported another 38 deaths from the coronavirus Monday as cases rose by 193 -- a smaller increase in infections than in previous days, though there were fewer tests conducted. The new deaths bring the state's COVID-19 toll to 7,353, according to the state Department of Public Health. Of those, 136 are probable cases. There are now 99,755 confirmed cases and 3,871 probable cases of the highly contagious virus in Massachusetts. No new probable cases were reported Monday.


Massachusetts reports 17 new coronavirus deaths, lowest since early April

Boston Herald

Massachusetts on Monday recorded its lowest daily coronavirus death count since April 5 -- the earliest days of the pandemic -- with public health officials reporting just 17 new fatalities and 149 new cases. Monday's count is just under the 18 deaths reported on June 16. It's the lowest since 15 deaths were recorded on April 5, according to state Department of Public Health data. The new deaths bring the state's COVID-19 toll to 7,874. Of that total, 7,694 of the deaths are from confirmed cases of the virus.


Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts increase by 33, more than 800 new cases

Boston Herald

Massachusetts health officials on Tuesday reported that 33 more people have died from the coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases increased by 870 -- the second straight day with fewer than 1,000 new cases, which is the first time that has happened in more than one month. The 33 new deaths bring the state's COVID-19 death toll to 5,141, the state Department of Public Health announced. The last day there were fewer than 40 deaths in Massachusetts was April 6. Most days have surpassed 100 deaths, with a few days exceeding 200 deaths. "PLEASE NOTE: Due to a later reporting deadline on Monday May 11, some deaths that might have been included in today's report were instead included in yesterday's report," DPH stated.


Health officials announce 27 new coronavirus deaths, 304 cases in Massachusetts

Boston Herald

Massachusetts coronavirus deaths increased by 27 and cases rose by 304 Sunday as key indicators continued to trend down the day before the state enters the second phase of its reopening. The new deaths bring the state's COVID-19 toll to 7,316, according to the state Department of Public Health. There are now 99,562 confirmed cases of the virus in Massachusetts. The state reported another 43 probable cases Sunday, for a total of 103,436. Several key indicators continued their downward trends as the state prepares to forge ahead with reopening several sectors -- including retail and restaurants, with restrictions -- on Monday.


Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts surpass 3,000

Boston Herald

Massachusetts health officials on Monday reported that 104 more people have died from the coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases increased by 1,524. The 104 new deaths bring the state's COVID-19 death toll to 3,003, the state Department of Public Health announced. The state now has 56,462 confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, an increase of 1,524 cases since Sunday. At least 3,892 people in Massachusetts are currently being hospitalized for the coronavirus -- which is 7% of all cases -- and 1,089 patients are currently in the ICU. "We are continuing to see what I would call a plateau with respect to our hospitalization rates," Gov. Charlie Baker said on Monday.