Eight more fatalities across the state; 800 more cases reported

Eight more people in Massachusetts have died from COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of deaths linked to the disease to 56, the Department of Public Health reported Monday.

The number of confirmed cases in the state now stands at 5,752, up almost 800 from Sunday.

Mayor Walsh said there are now 825 COVID19 cases in Boston, up 90 from yesterday. There have been 55 full recoveries and two COVID19 related deaths in the city to date.

The number of cases in two counties now tops 1,000. A total of 1,141 cases have been logged in Middlesex County, and another 1,115 have been reported in in Suffolk County.

At least 453 COVID-19 patients across the state have been hospitalized -- 1,603 were not hospitalized, and the hospitalization status of the remaining 3,696 is classified as "under investigation."

More than 3,700 people were tested between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon, bringing the total number of individuals tested to 42,793.

The Reporter's Bill Forry contributed to this report.