BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 598 new confirmed COVID cases and six additional deaths in the state on Wednesday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 670,902. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,703.READ MORE: MBTA Says Inspectors Checked Escalator 3 Weeks Before It Malfunctioned
There were 41,117 total new tests reported.READ MORE: I-Team: Consumers Report Car Dealers For Using Deceptive Advertising Tactics
As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.87%.
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There are also 36 patients currently in intensive care.