Health officials: 579 new COVID-19 cases in Mass., Total rises to 2,417 with 25 coronavirus-related deaths – Boston News, Weather, Sports


BOSTON (WHDH) – There are now 2,417 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts, up from 1,838 cases on Wednesday, health officials said Thursday – with 25 coronavirus-related deaths.
The cases involve 1,197 men and 1,218 women. 219 of the patients were hospitalized, 366 were not hospitalized and 2,062 are under investigation.

Sixty-seven are from Barnstable County, 73 from Berkshire County, 90 from Bristol County, three from Dukes and Nantucket County, 247 from Essex County, 16 from Franklin County, 55 from Hampden County, 17 from Hampshire County, 538 Middlesex According to the DPH, 292 from Norfolk County, 138 from Plymouth County, 448 from Suffolk County, 166 from Worcester County and 267 are unknown.

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Ten other deaths were reported Thursday, including eight men aged 50 to 90 and two women in the 1970s and 1980s.

Many of them had pre-existing conditions.

Starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, 23,500 people were tested for COVID-19.

Of the 2,417 cases, 99 were linked to the Biogen conference at the Long Wharf Hotel in Boston.

Coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the CDC. Diseases reported worldwide range from mild symptoms to serious illness and death.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person, usually between people in close contact and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

More than two thousand residents of the mass were quarantined on March 19.

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