BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,793 new confirmed COVID cases and 13 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 702,370. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,841.READ MORE: Worcester Ice Center Hosting Public Skate Fundraiser For Injured Hockey Player Jake Thibeault
There were 76,606 total new tests reported.READ MORE: COVID Booster Shots: FDA Advisers Reject 3rd Vaccine Dose For All
As of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.68%.
There are 565 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: Fire That Destroyed 2 Dracut Police Cruisers Was 'Intentionally Set', Officials Say
There are also 143 patients currently in intensive care.