BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 79 new confirmed COVID cases and 1 additional death in the state on Friday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 663,977. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,634.READ MORE: Body Found In Hampton River, N.H., By Boat Club Members
There were 26,521 total new tests reported.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Mixing COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 0.38%.
There are 98 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Friday.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Reports 1,355 New COVID Cases, 11 Additional Deaths
There are also 28 patients currently in intensive care.