BOSTON (CBS) –  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 203 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 more deaths in the state on Tuesday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is 105,986 and the confirmed death toll is 8,125.

There were 11,971 new tests reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 972,070 people in Massachusetts have been tested for coronavirus.

As of Monday, there are 560 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, a decrease of 10 from Monday. There are 93 patients currently in ICU.

There were also 100 new probable cases reported Monday for a total of 6,144 probable cases in the state.

Probable cases are individuals who were not given a standard test but tested positive for the antibody and had COVID-19 symptoms or have not been given any type of test but had COVID-19 symptoms and were exposed to a known positive case. Probable cases also include individuals whose death certificate says coronavirus even though they were not tested.

The average age of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts is 51. The average age of deaths in COVID-19 cases is 82.


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