BOSTON (WHDH) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has begun releasing data on both probable and confirmed cases of coronavirus elevating the total number of cases to 106,422 on Thursday and 7,770 virus-related deaths.

Of the 271 new coronavirus cases, 72 are newly probable and 199 are newly confirmed.

Of the 36 deaths, 23 have been confirmed and 13 are probable.

Monday, June 1 was the first day that the government began reporting probable and confirmed cases under recommendation from the CDC. Probable cases are defined as  individuals who have not been tested by the standard viral (molecular) test.

They have either had a positive antibody test and either had COVID symptoms or were likely to be exposed to a positive case or did not have an antibody test but had COVID symptoms and were known to be exposed to a positive case.

Probable cases also include individuals whose death certificate listed COVID-19 as a cause of death but who were not tested.

The county break-down now includes probable case counts.

1,502 are from Barnstable County, 584 are from Berkshire County, 7,979 are from Bristol County, 44 from Dukes County, 15,739 from Essex County, 356 from Franklin County, 6,537 from Hampden County, 936 from Hampshire County, 23,407 from Middlesex County, 8,935 from Norfolk County, 13 from Nantucket County, 8,555 from Plymouth County, 19,477 from Suffolk County, 12,050 from Worcester County and 308 are unknown, according to the DPH.

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Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, according to the CDC. Reported worldwide illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, typically between people who are in close contact with one another and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s latest coronavirus quarantine update shows that about 67,059 Bay State residents have been either monitored or quarantined for the disease since the pandemic began.

About 63,420 of those individuals have completed their quarantine while about 3,639 remain.

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