Massachusetts health officials reported 169 news COVID-19 deaths Sunday, bringing the the total number of deaths in the state since the pandemic began to 2,899. More than 1,630 of the deaths were in residents of long-term care facilities.
Of all nursing homes in the state, 303 have at least one case of the novel coronavirus, the state reported Sunday. More than 10,000 residents or healthcare workers at long-term care facilities across the commonwealth have tested positive for the virus.
The death toll has continued to climb at two of the hardest hit facilities in the state, the Soldiers’ Homes in Holyoke and Chelsea.
Source: NBC Boston