BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,557 new confirmed COVID cases and 17 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 709,599. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,874.READ MORE: No Arrests Made, Victim Remains In Critical Condition Following South Shore Plaza Shooting
There were 63,162 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Man Shot By Police In Burlington Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries
As of Monday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.61%.
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There are also 163 patients currently in intensive care.