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Massachusetts COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 5,000

A health care worker in a haz-mat suit places a cotton swab into a vial after taking the sample from someone being tested for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing area at Somerville Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A health care worker in a haz-mat suit places a cotton swab into a vial after taking the sample from someone being tested for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing area at Somerville Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

More than 5,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the state, according to the latest report from the state Department of Public Health.

The department said on Monday there were 129 new deaths, bringing the total number to 5,108. This is just over a week after the state surpassed 4,000 deaths.

This is a developing news story and will be updated.

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