2nd coronavirus death in Massachusetts; Baker held live update Sunday

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BOSTON (WPRI) — The Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed Saturday a second person in Massachusetts has died from COVID-19 related illness.

The patient is identified as a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County. Health officials said she had a pre-existing condition predisposing her to more severe disease.

The announcement comes after a man in his 80s in Suffolk County with pre-existing medical conditions died Thursday after contracting novel coronavirus, according to DPH.

More than 5,200 Massachusetts residents have been tested for COVID-19 by the State Public Health Laboratory and commercial labs. 525 people have tested positive.

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