BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,179 new confirmed COVID cases, and there are currently 1,003 people hospitalized with coronavirus-related illness. The number of hospitalizations marks the first time they have reached more than 1,000 since February last year.
DPH also reported 27 more COVID-related deaths in the state on Friday.
Health officials say the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 870,629. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 19,074 people.
A total of 129,910 new tests were reported.
The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is now 4.74%.
There are also 191 patients currently in intensive care.
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