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 Wednesday, there were 1,838 confirmed cases in the Bay State.

Of those total cases, 15 deaths are now being attributed to COVID-19.

Those four new reported deaths include:

  • A male, 80s, from Norfolk County with pre-existing conditions
  • A male, 80s, from Barnstable County with pre-existing conditions
  • A male, 70s, from Worcester County with unknown pre-existing conditions
  • A woman, 70s, from Worcester County with pre-existing conditions

The county-by-county breakdown is as follows:

  • Barnstable Co. - 51
  • Berkshire Co. - 71
  • Bristol Co. - 67
  • Dukes & Nantucket Co. - 3
  • Essex Co. - 177
  • Franklin Co. - 14
  • Hampden Co. - 45
  • Hampshire Co. - 11
  • Middlesex Co. - 446
  • Norfolk Co. - 222
  • Plymouth Co. - 101
  • Suffolk Co. - 342
  • Worcester Co. - 129
  • Unknown - 159

Mass. DPH noted that 103 people needed hospitalization, 350 did not need to be hospitalized, and 1,385 people are still under investigation.

By age group, Mass. DPH reported the following Monday: 

  • 19 or younger : 41 people
  • 20-29 : 326 people
  • 30-39 : 322 people
  • 40-49 : 313 people
  • 50-59 : 330 people
  • 60-69 : 249 people
  • 70 or older : 255 people
  • Unknown : 2people

Of those 1,159 total cases, the state broke down the exposures as follows:

  • 99 - Biogen conference attendees and household contacts of those people
  • 146 - Local transmission
  • 92 - Travel-related
  • 1,501 - Under investigation

For a further breakdown of the figures, CLICK HERE.

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