By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,796 new confirmed COVID cases and 11 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 711,395. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,885.

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There were 73,920 total new tests reported.

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As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.57%.

There are 620 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

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There are also 169 patients currently in intensive care. Staff