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NSMC has treated 11 for COVID-19

SALEM — The North Shore Medical Center has treated 11 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus since the health crisis hit the North Shore.

The hospital released the latest figures late Thursday afternoon.

In addition, the hospital is treating 53 patients who are suspected of having the illness. These represent patients awaiting test results.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among NSMC employees and providers is seven.

As of Thursday afternoon, there were 2,417 recorded cases in Massachusetts, 247 in Essex County.