BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 162 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 32 additional deaths in the state on Thursday. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 111,533 while the total number of deaths is 8,470.

There were 11,555 new tests reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,262,877 people in Massachusetts have now been tested for coronavirus.

As of Thursday, there are 403 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of seven from Wednesday. There are 73 patients currently in intensive care.

The average age of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts is 50. The average age of deaths in COVID-19 cases is 82.

There were also 69 new probable cases reported Thursday for a total of 8,341 probable cases in the state.

Probable cases are people 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.


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