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: Wait Time Between Flu Shot And Booster? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers COVID Vaccine Questions
There were 47,054 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 4,095 New COVID Cases, 14 Additional Deaths Over 3 Days
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.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Massachusetts State Police Troopers Resigning Over COVID Vaccine Mandate, Union Says
There are also 140 patients currently in intensive care.