Massachusetts reaches 11,736 cases, 216 deaths – CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Department of Public Health reported an increase of 1,334 cases of coronavirus and 24 deaths in Massachusetts on Saturday. The total number of cases now stands at 11,736 with 216 deaths.

Part of the reason for the recent spike in cases is an increase in tests, a total of 68,800 people were tested, an increase of 5,838 from Friday.

On Friday, Middlesex County had the most cases with 2,468, followed by Suffolk County with 2,429 and Norfolk County with 1,199.

Distribution of Coronavirus Cases by County as of April 4, 2020 (courtesy Massachusetts Department Public Health)

There are 1,991 cases in the under 30s, 6,217 cases in the 30-59 years, 1,620 cases between 60 and 69 years and 1,907 cases in the over 70s. The age of a patient is unknown.

Age distribution of coronavirus cases as of April 4, 2020 (courtesy Massachusetts Department Public Health)

Residents of long-term care facilities represent 480 cases.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, 1,068 patients were hospitalized.

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