28 additional COVID-19 deaths were reported in Massachusetts, 373 new cases
The Massachusetts Department of Health reported 28 new COVID-1
The Massachusetts Department of Health reported 28 new COVID-19 deaths across the state on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 8,041.
In addition, state health authorities reported 373 new confirmed and likely COVID-19 cases, for a total of 108,443.
DPH has recently started to report both confirmed and probable cases. Of the new cases reported on Saturday, 68 are likely. Two of the newly reported deaths fell into the likely category.
State health officials said adding probable cases and deaths was part of an effort to continue to provide transparent reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Saturday, 769 patients with the virus were hospitalized in Massachusetts. 143 patients were reported to the intensive care unit.
Weekly data from June 24 shows that 91,404 Massachusetts patients have been released from isolation, meaning that they have recovered from the virus.
New data is published every day at 4 p.m.