Massachusetts Closes In On 5,000 Coronavirus Cases, 48 Deaths

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Sunday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced 698 new cases of coronavirus in the state, and four more deaths.

That brings the state's total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 48, and the total number of cases to 4,955.

More than 39,000 Massachusetts residents have now been tested for the virus. A total of 399 patients have been hospitalized with the virus across the Commonwealth, and 1,405 patients were not hospitalized. The source of transmission in 3,151 cases was still under investigation.

The highest number of cases are in Middlesex County, which has 981 cases, followed by Suffolk County with 940 cases, Essex County with 570 cases, and Norfolk County with 548 cases.

While the vast majority of COVID-related deaths in Massachusetts are people over the age of 60, people under the age of 60 account for nearly 84 percent of the coronavirus cases in the state.

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