BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced 579 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday afternoon, and ten more deaths attributed to the virus.
That brings the state's total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 25, and the total number of cases to 2,417.
One of those who died was in his 50s, six were in their 80s, two were in their 70s, and one was in his 90s. They included residents of Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Worcester, Hampden, Berkshire, Essex, Barnstable, and Franklin counties.
More than 23,500 Massachusetts residents have now been tested for the virus.
A total of 219 patients are hospitalized with the virus across the Commonwealth.
The highest number of cases are in Middlesex County, which has 538, followed by Suffolk County with 448, Norfolk County with 292, and Essex County with 247.
The source of transmission in 2,062 cases was still under investigation. The Biogen conference and its attendees and their household contacts accounted for 99 of the cases, 163 were attributed to local transmission, and 93 were deemed travel-related.