By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,290 new confirmed COVID cases and 16 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 699,177. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,825.

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There were 47,054 total new tests reported.

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As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.72%.

There are 575 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

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There are also 140 patients currently in intensive care. Staff