SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Over 8,300 people across Massachusetts have died after contracting COVID-19.
The 22News I-Team discovered that a county right here in western Massachusetts has the highest death rate in the state. Out of every 100,000 people that live in Hampden County, 140 of them died from COVID-19.
Springfield’s Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris told 22News the city is seeing more cases of COVID-19, in more densely populated areas, which are often communities of color.
Find out what other factors give Hampen County the highest death rate. Watch the 22News I-Team report on the impact of COVID-19 on Hampden County, Thursday, July 16, on 22News at 6 p.m.