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 Friday, July 10, there were 105,290 cases in the Bay State, which is 152 new cases since Thursday.

The state reported June 30 that due to ongoing data cleaning which identifies and removes duplicate reports, the number of both confirmed and probable deaths has decreased as of today's report. 

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. 

Probable 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.  

As of July 6, information on probable cases in the state are represented on page 21 of the daily report. 

There have been 105,290 positive confirmed cases, and 5,820 probable cases. Of the new cases today, 61 were confirmed positive and 91 were probable.

Probable cases also included people whose death certificate listed COVID-19 as a cause of death, but were not tested. 

State officials noted that 932,796 people have been tested by molecular tests, 79,073 people have been tested by antibody tests.

As of July 10, there were 12,794 new patients tested by molecular test, with a total of 1,187,832 molecular tests administered. 

Of those total cases, 8,081 deaths are now being attributed to COVID-19. There are currently 28 newly reported deaths, with 28 confirmed and 0 probable. The number of deaths includes probable deaths since March 1. 

The county-by-county breakdown of cases is as follows:

  • Barnstable Co. - 1,570
  • Berkshire Co. - 610
  • Bristol Co. - 8,426
  • Dukes Co. - 56
  • Essex Co. - 16,414
  • Franklin Co. - 383
  • Hampden Co. - 6,943
  • Hampshire Co. - 995
  • Middlesex Co. – 24,377
  • Nantucket - 22
  • Norfolk Co. – 9,403
  • Plymouth Co. - 8,786
  • Suffolk Co. - 20,228
  • Worcester Co. - 12,603
  • Unknown - 294

By age group, Mass. DPH reported the following:

  • 19 or younger : 6,039 people
  • 20-29 : 15,671 people
  • 30-39 : 16,751 people
  • 40-49 : 15,813 people
  • 50-59 : 17,559 people
  • 60-69 : 14,267 people
  • 70-79 : 9,553 people
  • 80 and over: 15,186 people

For a further breakdown of the figures, CLICK HERE.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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[censored] WHY do we not see the 84+ THOUSAND who have RECOVERED??

Give GREAT NEWS once and a while! Even the Herald tosses a positive once and a while! Your subscribers NEED HOPE[alien][alien]

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