Two more people in Massachusetts have died from coronavirus, state health officials announced Tuesday as they also reported 382 new cases — a one-day record high as testing dramatically increases in the Bay State.
The two new deaths brings the state total to 11 coronavirus deaths.
The two people who died were women, one in her 80s from Middlesex County and one in her 60s from Berkshire County. Both were hospitalized and had underlying health conditions.
The Bay State’s total confirmed cases is now 1,159.
Of the 1,159 confirmed cases in the Bay State, 854 are under investigation. Of the remaining cases, 99 are tied to the Biogen employee conference in Boston’s downtown waterfront; 120 are tied to local transmission; and 86 are travel-related.
Middlesex County has the most confirmed cases with 304. Suffolk County has 234 confirmed cases, Norfolk County has 129 confirmed cases, and Essex County has 118 confirmed cases.
The total number of tests in Massachusetts went up to 13,749 on Tuesday, an increase of 4,827 from the day before. Ten additional labs are now up and running to read results from tests.
More than 50,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the U.S., and at least 650 people across the country have died from the highly contagious disease.
More than 415,000 cases have been confirmed around the world, and at least 18,000 people have died from the disease. More than 107,000 people have recovered.
The number of cases around the world is accelerating. It initially took 44 days to reach 100,000 worldwide cases; then 12 days to hit 200,000 cases; followed by five days to reach 300,000 cases; and only two days to hit 400,000 global cases on Tuesday.
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