Figures from the state Department of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission show that, statewide, Covid-19 deaths are now growing rapidly, as the disease takes hold in the state's nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
The state today reported 70 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 756 - 340 of them among patients and staffers at long-term care facilities. Yesterday, the state reported 87 new deaths, on Friday, 96, and on Thursday 70. Note: An especially large jump on April 7 reflects a delay in confirming some deaths from the preceding weekend, DPH says.
Boston today reported a total of 58 deaths, up 8 from Saturday. Friday saw 10 new deaths; Thursday, 4.
In total, the state has reported 25,474 confirmed Covid-19 cases; Boston, 3,916. Today's reported statewide increase was 2,615. On Friday, Gov. Baker said that we'd know we're entering the peak surge of the disease when case numbers rose above 2,500 per day.
Statewide (blue) and Boston (red) confirmed case numbers:
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