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Officials: 646 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts, 5 deaths

BOSTON (WGGB/WSHM) — State officials have released new information in regards to coronavirus cases in the Bay State.

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

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

The county-by-county breakdown 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 hospitalization, 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 or younger : 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 or older : 83=12.8%

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

  • 99 – Biogen conference attendees and household contacts of those people
  • 83 – Local transmission
  • 68 – Travel-related
  • 396 – Under investigation

For a further breakdown of the figures, CLICK HERE.

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