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: Topsfield Fair Returns Friday After Year Off Due To Pandemic
There were 40,967 total new tests reported.READ MORE: MBTA Says Inspectors Checked Escalator 3 Weeks Before It Malfunctioned
As of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.92%.
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There are also 39 patients currently in intensive care.