Another Uptick In Coronavirus Deaths At Long-Term Care Facilities

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reported another 1,970 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state on Saturday, bringing the state's total number of cases to 36,372.

The past week has seen a spike in testing, confirmed cases, and deaths related to COVID-19 in Massachusetts as the state entered the surge phase of the pandemic.

More than 50 percent of the state's deaths have now been reported at long-term care facilities across the Commonwealth.

On Monday, there were more than 3,400 residents and workers with coronavirus, and 378 deaths at long-term care facilities. By Saturday, there were nearly 5,800 residents and workers with coronavirus, and 810 deaths at long-term care facilities, accounting for more than half of the 1,560 total deaths in the state.

Middlesex County has nearly 8,300 cases, making up nearly one-fourth of the cases in the state.

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