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.READ MORE: No Arrests Made, Victim Remains In Critical Condition Following South Shore Plaza Shooting
There were 47,054 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Man Shot By Police In Burlington Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries
As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.72%.
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There are also 140 patients currently in intensive care.