4 more people die from coronavirus in Massachusetts, 131 new cases in state

Four more people in Massachusetts have died from the coronavirus, the state Department of Public Health announced on Monday as it also reported 131 new cases from the day before.

The four new deaths brings the state total to nine coronavirus deaths.

The Bay State’s total confirmed cases is now at 777 — a jump of 131 new cases as the state increases its testing.

Of the 777 confirmed cases in the Bay State, 99 cases are tied to the Biogen employee conference in Boston’s downtown waterfront in late February.

Of the remaining cases, 104 are tied to local transmission, 75 are travel-related, and 499 are under investigation.

Middlesex County has the most confirmed cases with 232. Suffolk County has 154 confirmed cases, and Norfolk County has 82 confirmed cases.

More than 41,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the U.S., and at least 500 people across the country have died from the highly contagious disease.

More than 370,000 cases have been confirmed around the world, and at least 16,000 people have died from the disease.

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