BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 4,222 new confirmed COVID cases and 43 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 488,861 while the total number of deaths is 14,056.READ MORE: Mask Mandate Changes Anticipated In Massachusetts; Restaurants Wait For State Guidance
There were 116,963 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Exit Renumbering Project Moves To Interstate 495
As of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 4.44%.
There are 1,878 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Thursday, which is a decrease of 52 since Wednesday. There are 442 patients currently in intensive care.MORE NEWS: 'Unthinkable Loss': 2 Cousins Drown While Skipping Rocks At Waldo Lake In Brockton
There are an estimated 78,171 active cases in Massachusetts.