Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts increase by 92, more than 1,000 new cases

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Massachusetts health officials said 92 more people died of the coronavirus on Sunday, as the number of confirmed cases increased by 1,077.

Hospitalizations for coronavirus continued to decline, a decrease of 95 patients, bringing Bay State’s total COVID-19 hospitalizations to 2,597. The total number of hospitalizations in the state has decreased by 965 since 5 may.

The 92 new deaths bring the balance sheet of COVID-19 to 5,797, announced the Department of Public Health.

The state now has 86,010 confirmed cases of highly contagious disease, an increase of 1,077 cases since Saturday.

At least 2,597 people in Massachusetts are currently hospitalized for the coronavirus – accounting for 3% of all cases – and 702 patients are currently in intensive care.

The highest peak in Massachusetts coronavirus hospitalizations was 3,965 on April 21.

An additional 12,737 tests brought the state total to 460,826 tests. Of the new tests, 8% returned positive – the lowest positive rate to date.

Middlesex County has the most confirmed cases in Massachusetts with 19,129 cases, followed by Suffolk County with 16,479 cases.

The state reported that 18,165 residents and health workers in long-term care facilities have now contracted the virus, with 343 facilities reporting at least one case of COVID-19.

Of the 5,797 deaths from coronaviruses in the state, 3,534 deaths are related to long-term care facilities.

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