By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 337 new confirmed COVID cases and 18 additional deaths in the state on Friday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 655,687. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,384.

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There were 39,481 total new tests reported.

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As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.14%.

There are 376 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Friday. There are 104 patients currently in intensive care.

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There are an estimated 14,884 active cases in Massachusetts. Staff