More than 4,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Massachusetts, less than a week after the the state total passed 3,000 deaths.


On Sunday, the state Department of Public Health reported 158 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 4,004.

Hospitalization rates are down for the fifth day in a row, and the number of deaths reported day-over-day has been slowly decreasing over the past week.

Of the Massachusetts residents who have tested positive for coronavirus, 5% are currently hospitalized.


Source: WBUR