By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,450 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 71 more deaths in Massachusetts on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 6.03%.

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Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 292,316 while the total number of deaths is 11,261.

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There were 124,172 total new tests reported.

There are 1,851 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Wednesday, an increase of 17 since Tuesday. There are 382 patients currently in intensive care.

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There are an estimated 74,212 active cases in Massachusetts. Staff