Health officials announce 569 new coronavirus cases and 26 deaths, bringing confirmed death toll to 9,085 in Mass.

BOSTON (WHDH) - BOSTON (WHDH) — The Department of Public Health reported 569 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday.

A total of 125,139 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts and 26 new deaths elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 9,0859 statewide.

Three hundred and sixty-two people are currently hospitalized. Sixty-five are currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit.

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.

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