By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 177 new confirmed COVID cases and 10 additional deaths in the state on Friday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 661,812. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,540.

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There were 51,152 total new tests reported.

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As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 0.57%.

There are 193 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Friday. There are 68 patients currently in intensive care.

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There are an estimated 4,735 active cases in Massachusetts. Staff