The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday afternoon, March 25, that a man in his 80s from Barnstable County, who had preexisting conditions and was hospitalized, has died from COVID-19.

No other details have been made available as of 4 PM Wednesday.

Of the 1,838 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts as of Wednesday, 51 cases are in Barnstable County, with 15 deaths announced statewide, including the Barnstable County death, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Six of the confirmed cases are in Falmouth, six are in Sandwich, two are in Mashpee and one is in Bourne.

The total number of patients who have been tested for COVID-19 statewide is 19,794.

There are 101 confirmed cases in Plymouth County, 67 in Bristol County and three in Dukes and Nantucket counties. Middlesex County has the highest number of cases in the state, with 446.

Of the statewide confirmed cases, 933 are males and 903 are females, with two unknown cases. By age group, 41 cases are in people 19 years of age or younger, 326 are between 20 and 29, 322 are between 30 and 39, 313 are between 40 and 49, 330 are between 50 and 59, 249 are between 60 and 69, and 255 are age 70 or older, with two unknown cases.

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Dennis DiTullio

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