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July 1, 2020

Massachusetts reports no coronavirus deaths for the first time since March 

Photo | Grant Welker Valentinos, a cocktail bar in Worcester, has began serving patrons outside as some businesses returned to more normal operations this summer.

Massachusetts recorded no coronavirus related fatalities Tuesday, the first time it did so since March, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  

The encouraging statewide figure follows Worcester County's zero deaths on Saturday. The state's death toll currently sits at a total of 8,054. 

Worcester County's death toll appeared to be adjusted downward by four on Tuesday. The reported total was 920, which is four less than DPH recorded Monday. 

Image | WBJ Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Note: The county's total was revised downward by four on June 30.

The county recorded eight new cases Tuesday, adding to the 12,350 overall. Massachusetts as a whole recorded 73 confirmed and 41 probable new coronavirus cases and 108,890 total. 

DPH also reports 6,731 newly administered coronavirus tests Tuesday.

As of June 25, the City of Worcester reported 57 new coronavirus cases, adding to the 5,172 overall since the pandemic began. The city’s next coronavirus update will be made on Thursday.

UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester report 37 inpatients, and 11 inpatients in intensive care. 

Image | WBJ Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Note: The state began adding probably cases and deaths to confirmed ones beginning June 1.
Image | WBJ Source: City of Worcester
Note: The city retroactively added cases on June 4.

Milford Regional Medical Center, and MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham and Natick report 41 suspected and confirmed cases, and three in the ICU. Heywood Hospital in Gardner and HealthAlliance in Leominster report six inpatients and three that are in intensive care.

Nationally, there have been over 2.6 million cases recorded across the country with roughly 127,322 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Globally, cases are over 10.4 million with around 510,632 fatalities.

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