The Department of Public Health [DPH] reported ten new deaths from COVID-19 related illness on Thursday, March 26.
There have now been 25 deaths COVID-19 related deaths in Massachusetts.
A man in his 80s, who had preexisting conditions that may have complicated his struggle with COVID-19, has become the fifth person in Worcester County to die during the pandemic.
The other nine newly reported deaths include:
- A man in his 90s from Suffolk County with preexisting conditions.
- Two men in their 80s with preexisting conditions (Essex, Middlesex, respectively).
- Two men in their 80s with unknown preexisting conditions (Hampden and Franklin counties, respectively).
- A woman in her 80s from Middlesex Counties with preexisting conditions.
- A male in his 70s from Middlesex County with preexisting.
- A man in his 50s from Essex with preexisting conditions.
The man from Essex County becomes the first person in their 50s reported dying from COVID-19 related illness in Massachusetts.
There are now 166 people in Worcester County who have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Over 6,000 More Tested
Since its report on Wednesday, March 25, the DPH reports that 6,045 people have been tested across Massachusetts. A total of 23,621 residents of Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The DPH reported 579 new positive tests are reported in the March 26 report. The DPH now reports 2,417 total positive tests results in Massachusetts.
The age distribution of those testing positive has remained steady, as 1,297 of those who tested positive, 54%, are under the age of 50.