BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 980 new confirmed COVID cases and 37 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 551,667 while the total number of deaths is 15,859.READ MORE: Firework Thrown From Car Sparks Fire In Franklin; Police Search For Driver
There were 56,007 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Are COVID Tests Accurate For Variants? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.82%.
There are 775 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Tuesday, which is a decrease of 13 since Monday. There are 187 patients currently in intensive care.MORE NEWS: 'Manhattan In 75 Minutes': First Look At Boston-New York Seaplane Service
There are an estimated 28,867 active cases in Massachusetts.