Hard-hit Massachusetts added 1,000 new coronavirus deaths in just five days as the pandemic peaks in the stateBy ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressApril 27, 2020, 8:19 PM3 min read The coronavirus kept a tight grip Monday on hard-hit Massachusetts, which added 1,000 new deaths in just five days as the pandemic peaks in the state. Massachusetts surpassed 3,000 reported deaths, and there are indications the true death toll from the disease could be much higher. Officials are hopeful things could be turning a corner, but devastation remains apparent as newspapers print page after page of death notices. The state is “still in the surge and very much in the fight against COVID-19,” Republican Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters Monday. “We will keep the fight up all the way to the end, knowing that when we come out the other side there will be better times and brighter days.” Massachusetts health officials reported 104 new COVID-19 deaths Monday, bringing the number of deaths in the state since the pandemic began to 3,003. The state also reported 1,524 new cases, for a total of more than 56,400 cases. An analysis from The Boston Globe suggests that the deaths are probably undercounted, since


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