BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,243 new confirmed COVID cases and seven additional deaths in the state on Monday. The numbers include all coronavirus cases and deaths reported since Friday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 669,647. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,685.READ MORE: Mass. Extends School Mask Mandate To November 1; Middle And High Schools That Are 80-Percent Vaccinated Can Opt Out In October
There were 74,843 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Bob Dylan Coming To Boston For One Show In November
As of Monday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.65%.
There are 145 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Massachusetts State Police Troopers Resigning Over COVID Vaccine Mandate, Union Says
There are also 32 patients currently in intensive care.