BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that four more people have died of COVID-19. The total number of deaths in the state attributed to the coronavirus now stands at nine.
MassDPH said the four patients were two women in their 70s from Essex and Worcester Counties, and two men, one in his 60s from Suffolk County and another in his 80s from Norfolk County.
All four had been hospitalized, and had underlying health conditions.
In addition, DPH recorded 131 additional cases in the Commonwealth Monday, bringing the total to 777.
Middlesex County has the most cases, with 232, followed by Suffolk County with 154, and Norfolk County with 82.
Ninety-nine of the cases were attributed to people exposed at the Biogen conference held last month in Boston, while 104 were attributed to local transmission, and 75 were deemed travel-related. A total of 499 cases were still under investigation.
In 79 of the cases, the patient was hospitalized; 286 patients tested positive without being hospitalized, and 412 were still under investigation.
The 777 positive cases were out of a total of 8,922 patients tested. For the first time, DPH's daily update included testing results from all of the clinical and commercial labs testing for COVID-19 in the state.
To view the breakdown of the case information, visit the Massachusetts DPH's information page, here.
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