BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,591 new confirmed COVID cases and 6 additional deaths in the state on Friday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 703,961. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,847.READ MORE: How The Patriots Reacted To Their 47-17 Playoff Loss To Bills
There were 65,167 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Hurley: For The Patriots ... That Was Embarrassing
As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.75%.
There are 572 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: Ups And Downs: Patriots Completely Dominated By Bills In Embarrassing Wild Card Loss
There are also 149 patients currently in intensive care.