The amount of obituary pages in The Boston Globe has continued to lengthen, weekly, since the coronavirus outbreak. Globe Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory spoke with Boston Public Radio on Wednesday about the potential stigma felt when publishing that your loved one has died from COVID-19.

"We had 23 [obituary] pages this past Sunday," he said. "The average on a Sunday prior to the pandemic was about seven, so the uptick is extraordinary."

More people are including COVID-19 as a cause of death in their loved ones death notices, McGrory added.

"Early on there was something of a stigma to it," he said. "But the stigma is going away, people understand the problem is as widespread as it can be, and so I think people are saying, 'This is how my loved one died.'"