BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 269 new confirmed COVID cases and six additional deaths in the state on Tuesday. The numbers cover multiple days, because of the Fourth of July, no COVID-19 reports have been released since July 2.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 664,246. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,640.READ MORE: CDC Expected To Recommend Face Masks For Fully Vaccinated Americans Again In Some Indoor Settings
There were 65,702 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Mass. Traffic Is Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels, But At Different Times And Routes
As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 0.42%.MORE NEWS: North End Residents Voice Complaints About Outdoor Dining
There are 81 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Tuesday. There are 26 patients currently in intensive care.