Second COVID-19 related death in Massachusetts announced

Second COVID-19 related death in Massachusetts announced
FILE - This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The coronavirus outbreak has exposed a seeming disconnect between the financial markets and science. Health experts are uncertain how far the virus out of China will spread and how bad the crisis will get, yet stock markets are rallying as if they’re not expecting more than a modest hit to the global economy. (CDC via AP, File) (CDC via AP, File)

A second COVID-19 related death has been announced in Massachusetts, according to the State’s Department of Public Health. The victim is a Middlesex County woman in her 50s. She had a preexisting health condition prior to her death, per Mass. DPH.

The death is the second announced in as many days after officials confirmed the state’s first COVID-19 fatality in an 87-year-old Winthrop man on Friday. That man also had a pre-existing health condition that had put him at higher risk for COVID-19 before his death.

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