BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 116 new confirmed COVID cases and five additional deaths in the state on Wednesday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 662,459. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,559.READ MORE: Police Officer Rushes Into Burning Somerville Home, Alerting Residents To Fire
There were 36,383 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Teenagers Arrested After Fight At South Boston Beach Amid Concerns Over Liquor Deliveries
As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 0.55%.
There are 173 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Wednesday. There are 57 patients currently in intensive care.MORE NEWS: Final Farewell For Slain Braintree Police K-9 Kitt Set For Tuesday At Gillette Stadium
There are an estimated 3,480 active cases in Massachusetts.