Massachusetts coronavirus deaths increase by 29, more than 1,300 new cases

Twenty-nine more people have died from coronavirus in Massachusetts as the number of confirmed cases increased by 1,337 on Monday, according to state health officials.

The 29 new deaths bring the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 260, the state Department of Public Health announced.

The state now has 13,837 confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, an increase of 1,337 cases since Sunday.

Middlesex County has the most confirmed cases in Massachusetts with 2,950 cases, followed by Suffolk County with 2,929 cases.

Boston has had 2,035 confirmed cases and 19 deaths.

The state reported 835 residents and healthcare workers at long-term care facilities have now contracted the virus, with 119 facilities reporting at least one case of COVID-19.

An additional 4,492 tests have brought the state’s total to 76,429 tests.

The U.S. has recorded more than 350,000 cases as of Monday — the most cases in the world. More than 10,000 Americans have died.

New York is the country’s hotspot with more than 4,700 deaths and 130,000 cases.

There are more than 1.3 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 73,000 deaths. More than 275,000 people have recovered.

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