Massachusetts Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 6,700

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, an additional 617 cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Friday, and another 78 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

Nearly 12 weeks since the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Massachusetts, the state now confirmed has a total of 95,512 cases.

Ten weeks after the DPH reported the state's first COVID-related death, and about ten weeks after stay-at-home orders were issued, Massachusetts' coronavirus death toll has now surpassed 6,700.

The state DPH says almost 22 percent of the confirmed coronavirus cases and nearly 62 percent of the confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in Massachusetts have been reported at long-term care facilities.

An additional 9,422 COVID-19 tests were reportedly conducted over the past day, for a total of more than 570,000 tests of Massachusetts residents so far.

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