By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – Mass General Hospital has opened a surge intensive care unit to deal with increases in COVID patients.

Hospital officials said regular ICU beds have been full for about a month, mostly due to the post-holiday surge.

MGH is still working to create more ICU capacity, even though the surge has leveled off a bit over the last week.

As of Sunday, there are an estimated 98,476 active cases in Massachusetts.

CBSBoston.com Staff