Massachusetts Reports 5,484 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Additional Deaths Over 4 Days – CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,484 new confirmed COVID cases and 12 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday, after no reports over the holiday weekend.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 720,175. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,921.

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There were 264,404 total new tests reported.

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As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.32%.

There are 601 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

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There are also 164 patients currently in intensive care.