Massachusetts Coronavirus Cases Up To 413

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced 85 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total in the state to 413.

These numbers surpassed Thursday's 72-case jump to become the largest single-day rise in cases yet.

MassDPH's data also included a death for the first time. Earlier Friday, Massachusetts reported the first death in the state from coronavirus-related illness, a Suffolk County man in his 80s who died in a Boston hospital.

Last month's Biogen conference at the Marriot Long Wharf hotel in Boston was the source of 97 cases, while 63 were attributed to local transmission, 49 were travel related, and 204 remained under investigation.

In 58 of the cases, the patients were hospitalized, while in 199, they were not. The remaining cases are still under investigation.

Middlesex County still has the highest number of cases, with 144, followed by Suffolk County with 86, Norfolk County with 64, and Essex County with 29.

Of the cases, 195 of the patients were female, while 218 were male.

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