By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,252 new confirmed COVID cases and 36 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 598,177 while the total number of deaths is 16,844.

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There were 115,453 total new tests reported.

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As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.53%.

There are 690 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Wednesday, a decrease of 21 since Tuesday.

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There are an estimated 31,911 active cases in Massachusetts. Staff