BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts has had three more coronavirus deaths, the Massachusetts Public Health Department said Sunday afternoon.
This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts to five.
Two of the men were in their 70s. One lived in Hampden County and one lived in Berkshire County. The third victim was a Boston man in his 90s. One of the men was reported to have an underlying health condition and all three men were in a higher-risk age group.
All three men were hospitalized for coronavirus.
As one community, we stand with his family and friends in their grief. And as one community, we stand together, determined to do everything it takes to protect each other, protect the most vulnerable, and limit further loss of life.
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) March 22, 2020
Coronavirus cases are now up to 646 in Massachusetts after 121 new positive tests, the Department of Public Health said on Sunday. The spike of positive tests in recent days is partially the result of increased testing capabilities at a state level. As of Sunday, over 6,004 people have been tested.