BOSTON (WGGB/WSHM) -- State officials have released new information in regards to coronavirus cases in the Bay State.
The Mass. Department of Public Health said that as of Saturday, June 6, there were 103,132 cases in the Bay State, which is 575 new cases since Friday.
As of June 1, the DPH began reporting both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, a change in accordance with guidance from the CDC to include probable cases in data collection and reporting efforts, the state said.
Probably cases are individuals who have not been tested by the standard viral (molecular) test, the state said. They have either had a positive antibody test and either had symptoms or were exposed to a positive case, or did not have an antibody test but had symptoms and were know to be exposed to a positive case.
There have been 99,301 positive confirmed cases, and 3,831 probable cases.
Probable cases also included people whose death certificate listed COVID-19 as a cause of death, but were not tested.
State officials noted that 640,808 people have been tested by molecular tests, 50,575 people have been tested by antibody tests. As of June 6, there were 9,840 new patients tested by molecular test, and 1,019 by antibody test.
Of those total cases, 7,289 deaths are now being attributed to COVID-19. That's 55 more deaths than reported on Friday. All 55 were confirmed positive.
The number of deaths includes probable deaths since March 1.
The county-by-county breakdown of cases is as follows:
- Barnstable Co. - 1,450
- Berkshire Co. - 573
- Bristol Co. - 7,635
- Dukes Co. - 42
- Essex Co. - 15,170
- Franklin Co. - 338
- Hampden Co. - 6,337
- Hampshire Co. - 904
- Middlesex Co. – 22,686
- Nantucket - 13
- Norfolk Co. – 8,689
- Plymouth Co. - 8,347
- Suffolk Co. - 18,955
- Worcester Co. - 11,696
- Unknown - 297
By age group, Mass. DPH reported the following:
- 19 or younger : 5,182 people
- 20-29 : 13,913 people
- 30-39 : 15,461 people
- 40-49 : 14,765 people
- 50-59 : 16,541 people
- 60-69 : 13,420 people
- 70-79 : 9,072 people
- 80 and over: 14,491 people
Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.