BOSTON (CBS) — Health officials reported 968 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 additional deaths in Massachusetts on Friday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 144,895 while the total number of deaths is 9,608.
The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.4%.READ MORE: 103-Year-Old Man Celebrates Birthday While Getting COVID Vaccine At Lowell General Hospital Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Health officials said that as of Friday, there are 570 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 49 from Thursday. There are 125 patients currently in intensive care.MORE NEWS: Natick, Newton North Scrimmage Ahead Of Spring Football Season
There were 15,761 new tests reported Friday. A total of 2,595,974 people in Massachusetts have now been tested for coronavirus.