BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,484 new confirmed COVID cases and 12 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday, after no reports over the holiday weekend.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 720,175. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,921.READ MORE: Moderna's Vaccine Is Most Effective Against COVID Hospitalization, But Pfizer And J&J Also Protect Well, CDC-Led Study Says
There were 264,404 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Framingham Latest Community To Ask National Guard For Help Driving Students To School
As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.32%.
There are 601 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Stands At 5%, Just Below National Average
There are also 164 patients currently in intensive care.