There are 435 new coronovirus cases, 16 more deaths on Saturday in Massachusetts.


State health officials announced Saturday that another 435 Massachusetts residents tested positive for COVID-19 and 16 more died from virus-related illness.

During the epidemic so far, at least 122,637 residents have tested positive for the virus and 8,987 related deaths have been observed in the state.

According to data from the Department of Public Health, the new Saturday cases are based on 18,313 molecular tests. A total of 2,968,723 molecular tests have been conducted through epidemics in Massachusetts.

The seven-day weight of positive molecular tests averaged 0.8% on Saturdays. The rate remains below 1% this week.

DPH reported that 331 people were admitted to the hospital on Saturday, with 64 people in the intensive care unit.

Authorities in Nankutte said on Friday that the island is seeing a slight uptick in coronovirus cases. In Statement, Chairman of the Nankutte Select Board Don Hill Holdgate, wrote that the cases appear to be from community dissemination and that the island can expect an increase in new cases for the next 10 to 14 days.

According to DPH data, there have been four new confirmed coronovirus cases in Nankutte County on Saturday.

Across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been at least 6,381,013 coronavirus cases and 191,353 related deaths. At least 248,939 cases have been identified in the US in the last seven days

The CDC released a study this week that suggested a connection between the prevalence of coronavirus and visiting bars and restaurants.

As of Saturday, here are the number of coronavirus cases in each county:

Barnstable County: 1,676

Berkshire County: 681

Bristol County: 9,504

Ducas County: 60

Essex County: 18,643

Franklin County: 396

Hampden County: 7,846

Hampshire County: 1,196

Middlesex County: 26,138

Nantucket County: 62

Norfolk County: 9,809

Plymouth County: 9,354

Suffolk County: 23,130

Worcester County: 13,807

Unknown location: 335

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