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: Wait Time Between Flu Shot And Booster? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers COVID Vaccine Questions
There were 63,162 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 4,095 New COVID Cases, 14 Additional Deaths Over 3 Days
As of Monday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.61%.
There are 591 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 163 patients currently in intensive care.