158 new coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts; over 1,800 new cases in state

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed 158 new COVID-19-related deaths across the state Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 4,004.The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 68,087 after 1,824 new cases were reported by state health officials on May 3.The DPH reported 15,652 new test results on Sunday, bringing the total patients tested in Massachusetts to 314,646 people.State health officials said 3,617 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized, which accounts for about 5% of the total number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts.Of the COVID-19 patients who are currently hospitalized, the DPH said 904 of them are currently in an intensive care unit as of Sunday.The DPH said 13,447 of the COVID-19 cases have been reported statewide at 322 different long-term care facilities, including 2,368 deaths. The cases include residents, patients and health care workers at the facilities.About 59% of the deaths reported statewide occurred at long-term care facilities as of Sunday, according to state health officials.County breakdown of cases:Barnstable County: 946Berkshire County: 451Bristol County: 4,019Dukes County: 21Essex County: 9,542Franklin County: 269Hampden County: 4,066Hampshire County: 559Middlesex County: 15,370Nantucket County: 11Norfolk County: 6,280Plymouth County: 5,507Suffolk County: 13,777Worcester County: 6,288The county of residence of 981 Massachusetts patients is unknown.The DPH also updated data on the number of coronavirus cases in each city and town throughout the state on April 29.The data, which is updated weekly, includes the number of reported COVID-19 cases in each community and the rate of cases per 100,000 people, a number designed to provide a comparison between cities and towns, regardless of population size.Massachusetts communities with less than five COVID-19 cases and a population of under 50,000 are reported as such or repressed for confidentiality purposes, according to state health officials.Click here to see a graphical look at the data.LIST: Town-by-town breakdown released by stateThe new reporting of racial and ethnic data that began April 8 remains incomplete, with the information either unknown or missing for roughly 53% of the confirmed COVID-19 cases and roughly 48% of deaths from coronavirus. Public officials, however, remain concerned that communities of color are being disproportionately impacted by the spread of the virus.The DPH said Wednesday that 4,479 more Massachusetts residents have completed COVID-19 quarantine this week.State health official reported on April 29 that 10,280 Massachusetts residents were in active quarantine and were being monitored as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. The total number of Massachusetts residents that have been subject to quarantine since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak is 27,939.On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker extended the stay-at-home advisory until May 18. It instructs all Massachusetts residents except for employees of essential businesses to stay home, with an exception for outdoor exercise and trips to get needed items such as groceries or medicine.Schools in Massachusetts have been closed for the remainder of the academic year. Baker has urged Massachusetts residents to respect the guidance and “play their part,” in order to protect public health and help officials limit the surge in cases.The governor called distancing “our single greatest weapon” against the virus.PHNjcmlwdCBpZD0iaW5mb2dyYW1fMF85MTUyMTg3My03NmRhLTQ0ZmUtOTA0Ny1mMTllZWFlZGFjNmQiIHRpdGxlPSJDb3JvbmF2aXJ1cyBpbiBNYXNzYWNodXNldHRzIiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vZS5pbmZvZ3JhbS5jb20vanMvZGlzdC9lbWJlZC5qcz9yeXoiIHR5cGU9InRleHQvamF2YXNjcmlwdCI+PC9zY3JpcHQ+.

BOSTON —

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed 158 new COVID-19-related deaths across the state Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 4,004.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 68,087 after 1,824 new cases were reported by state health officials on May 3.

The DPH reported 15,652 new test results on Sunday, bringing the total patients tested in Massachusetts to 314,646 people.

State health officials said 3,617 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized, which accounts for about 5% of the total number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts.

Of the COVID-19 patients who are currently hospitalized, the DPH said 904 of them are currently in an intensive care unit as of Sunday.

The DPH said 13,447 of the COVID-19 cases have been reported statewide at 322 different long-term care facilities, including 2,368 deaths. The cases include residents, patients and health care workers at the facilities.

About 59% of the deaths reported statewide occurred at long-term care facilities as of Sunday, according to state health officials.

County breakdown of cases:

  • Barnstable County: 946
  • Berkshire County: 451
  • Bristol County: 4,019
  • Dukes County: 21
  • Essex County: 9,542
  • Franklin County: 269
  • Hampden County: 4,066
  • Hampshire County: 559
  • Middlesex County: 15,370
  • Nantucket County: 11
  • Norfolk County: 6,280
  • Plymouth County: 5,507
  • Suffolk County: 13,777
  • Worcester County: 6,288

The county of residence of 981 Massachusetts patients is unknown.

The DPH also updated data on the number of coronavirus cases in each city and town throughout the state on April 29.

The data, which is updated weekly, includes the number of reported COVID-19 cases in each community and the rate of cases per 100,000 people, a number designed to provide a comparison between cities and towns, regardless of population size.

Massachusetts communities with less than five COVID-19 cases and a population of under 50,000 are reported as such or repressed for confidentiality purposes, according to state health officials.

Click here to see a graphical look at the data.

LIST: Town-by-town breakdown released by state

The new reporting of racial and ethnic data that began April 8 remains incomplete, with the information either unknown or missing for roughly 53% of the confirmed COVID-19 cases and roughly 48% of deaths from coronavirus. Public officials, however, remain concerned that communities of color are being disproportionately impacted by the spread of the virus.

The DPH said Wednesday that 4,479 more Massachusetts residents have completed COVID-19 quarantine this week.

State health official reported on April 29 that 10,280 Massachusetts residents were in active quarantine and were being monitored as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The total number of Massachusetts residents that have been subject to quarantine since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak is 27,939.

On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker extended the stay-at-home advisory until May 18. It instructs all Massachusetts residents except for employees of essential businesses to stay home, with an exception for outdoor exercise and trips to get needed items such as groceries or medicine.

Schools in Massachusetts have been closed for the remainder of the academic year.

Baker has urged Massachusetts residents to respect the guidance and “play their part,” in order to protect public health and help officials limit the surge in cases.

The governor called distancing “our single greatest weapon” against the virus.

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