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State Marks 1st Day Without A Reported COVID Death Since June

A COVID-19 test swab in a vial. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A COVID-19 test swab in a vial. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

For the first time since last June, the state Department of Health is reporting no new daily deaths from the coronavirus.

Tufts University epidemiologist Shira Doron said it means the most severe cases of COVID-19 are coming down to levels that are better than they've been since the pandemic began.

"And so that really means that as we go into the summer and we see cases low again, we don't have to worry the way we did last summer that as the weather gets cold we're gonna go back into that nightmare that we had this past winter," Doron said.

There were 472 new coronavirus cases reported Tuesday, and state health data also show more than 3 million people in Massachusetts are now fully vaccinated against the disease.

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