By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,817 new confirmed COVID cases and 29 additional deaths in the state on Sunday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 592,778 while the total number of deaths is 16,775.

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There were 75,179 total new tests reported.

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As of Sunday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.28%.

There are 657 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Sunday, an increase of three since Saturday.

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There are an estimated 30,772 active cases in Massachusetts. Staff