A total of 10,015 people have died of Covid-19 in the US state of Massachusetts since March, according to state Department of Public Health data.
Twenty-one new deaths were reported by the state on Thursday, bringing the death toll past 10,000.
Cases have spiked dramatically in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker said earlier this week that Covid-19 infections have increased by more than 300% and hospitalizations by 200% since Labor Day.
“Trends are obviously going in the wrong direction and show no sign of changing,” Baker said at the time.
The state is preparing for this surge by increasing hospital capacity and building field hospitals "where and when the needs are,” Baker said.
These numbers were released by the Massachusetts’s health agency, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.