Deaths now total 89 in Mass, 3 in Boston; cases top 6,000

The COVID-19 death count made its greatest jump yet Tuesday when the Department of Public Health reported 33 new deaths related to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities here to 89.

The city of Boston has recorded three deaths through Tuesday afternoon, with 938 confirmed positive cases.

The state also reported 868 additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the number of cases in the Bay State to 6,620. At least 109 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 between Monday's update and Tuesday's release.

DPH said there are now 562 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, another 1,941 patients who are not hospitalized and 4,117 patients whose hospitalization status is listed as "under investigation."

Between midday Monday and midday Tuesday, 4,142 people in Massachusetts were tested for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people tested in the Bay State to 46,935.

For the first time Tuesday, Middlesex County was no longer the county with the greatest number of cases. Suffolk County's 1,373 cases are now the most for any county. Middlesex County follows with 1,340 cases. No other county has more than 785 cases.

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