BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Saturday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced 1,017 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, and nine more deaths attributed to the virus.
That brings the state's total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 44, and the total number of cases to 4,257.
More than 35,000 Massachusetts residents have now been tested for the virus.
A total of 350 patients are hospitalized with the virus across the Commonwealth, and 1,226 patients were not hospitalized. The source of transmission in 2,681 cases was still under investigation.
The highest number of cases are in Suffolk County, which has 843, Middlesex County with 842, followed by Norfolk County with 490, and Essex County with 472.
The age group with the highest number of cases in the state is people aged 50-59 with 812 cases, followed by people aged 30-39 with 752 cases, and then people aged 20-29 with 723 cases. However, the majority of deaths in the state are people over the age of 60.
For a complete breakdown of the day's numbers, visit mass.gov/covid19.
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