BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,674 new confirmed COVID cases and 23 additional deaths in the state on Friday.

The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 3.12%. This marks the first time since June 11 that the seven-day weight average of positive tests is above 3.0%.

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Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 177,627 while the total number of deaths is 10,038.


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There are an estimated 27,431 active cases.

As of Friday, there are 687 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 26 from Thursday. There are 153 patients currently in intensive care.

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There were 81,305 total new tests reported Friday.