Mass. Passes 96,000 Confirmed Covid Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With an additional 789 cases confirmed on Saturday, there are now more than 96,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts.

The state Department of Public Health also attributed another 50 deaths to COVID-19, bringing the state's virus death toll to 6,768 over the course of around three months.

Most of that time has been spent under statewide stay-at-home orders, which went into effect in Massachusetts on March 24.

While around 22 percent of coronavirus cases have been reported at long-term care facilities, those facilities have reported more than 61 percent of the state's COVID-related deaths.

According to the DPH, several significant health metrics continue to decline. That includes the 7-day average rate of positive tests, which is down by 74 percent since the start of May, and the number of hospitals using surge capacity, which is down 67 percent since the start of May.

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