In newly updated COVID-19 testing data released by the Department of Public Health for Monday, March 23, four more individuals in Massachusetts have died from a COVID-19 related illness.
A woman in her 70s became the first COVID-19 related death from Worcester County.
Another woman in her 70s from Essex County, a man in his 80s from Norfolk County and a man in his 60s from Suffolk County are the other three reported deceased.
Nine people in Massachusetts have now died from COVID-19 related illness.
Since the report on Sunday, March 22, 2,918 new results were reported in today. That represents 33% of all tests processed since the beginning of the pandemic in the state, showing an increasing ability to process tests in the state.
131 New Positive Cases State-Wide
Of the 777 positive cases now reported, 131 new positive results were added today.
In Worcester County, there are now 42 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the 777 positive cases in the state, 418 of them [53.8%] are from people under 50 years old.