BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 742 new confirmed COVID cases and eight additional deaths in the state on Thursday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 671,644. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,711.READ MORE: Air Quality A Concern After Fire Destroys Vacant Everett Warehouse
There were 40,967 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
As of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.92%.
There are 176 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: Hurley: Even In Defeat, Tom Brady Just Delivers
There are also 39 patients currently in intensive care.