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.READ MORE: Wait Time Between Flu Shot And Booster? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers COVID Vaccine Questions
There were 73,920 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 4,095 New COVID Cases, 14 Additional Deaths Over 3 Days
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.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Massachusetts State Police Troopers Resigning Over COVID Vaccine Mandate, Union Says
There are also 169 patients currently in intensive care.