By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 44 new confirmed COVID cases and eight additional deaths in the state on Monday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 662,885. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,584.

READ MORE: CDC Expected To Recommend Face Masks For Fully Vaccinated Americans Again In Some Indoor Settings

There were 13,113 total new tests reported.

READ MORE: Mass. Traffic Is Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels, But At Different Times And Routes

(WBZ-TV Graphic)

As of Monday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 0.42%.

There are 138 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Monday. There are 43 patients currently in intensive care.

MORE NEWS: North End Residents Voice Complaints About Outdoor Dining

There are an estimated 2,636 active cases in Massachusetts. Staff