Officials: 646 confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts, 5 dead | news

BOSTON (WGGB / WSHM) – State officials have released new information regarding coronavirus cases in the Bay State.

Mass. The Department of Public Health said that as of Sunday, there have been 646 confirmed cases in the Bay State.

Of these total cases, MA DPH is attributing 5 deaths to COVID-19.

The breakdown by county is as follows:

  • Barnstable Co. – 24
  • Berkshire Co. – 23
  • Bristol Co. – 24
  • Dukes & Nantucket Co. – 1
  • Essex Co. – 60
  • Franklin Co. – 2
  • Hampden Co. – 12
  • Hampshire Co. – 4
  • Middlesex Co. – 199
  • Norfolk Co. – 75
  • Plymouth Co. – 25
  • Suffolk Co. – 126
  • Worcester Co. – 37
  • Unknown – 34

Mass. DPH noted that 71 people needed to be hospitalized, 263 did not need to be hospitalized and 312 people are still under investigation.

By age group the Mass. DPH reported the following Sunday:

  • 19 years or under: 18 people = 2.8%
  • 20-29: 93 people = 14.4%
  • 30-39: 112 people = 17.3%
  • 40-49: 134 people = 20.7%
  • 50-59: 119 people = 18.4%
  • 60-69: 87 people = 13.5%
  • 70 years or older: 83 = 12.8%

Of those 646 total cases, the state divided the exposures as follows:

  • 99 – Participants in the Biogen conference and family contacts of these people
  • 83 – Local broadcasting
  • 68 – Travel related
  • 396 – Under investigation

For further subdivision of the numbers, CLICK HERE.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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