By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 56 new confirmed COVID cases and four additional deaths in the state on Wednesday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 662,966. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,590.

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There were 37,635 total new tests reported.

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As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 0.41%.

There are 115 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Wednesday. There are 40 patients currently in intensive care.

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There are an estimated 2,251 active cases in Massachusetts. Staff