BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,726 new confirmed COVID cases and 18 additional deaths in the state on Friday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 725,359. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 17,972.READ MORE: Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill To Add Gender 'X' Option On Birth Certificates, Drivers Licenses
There were 87,372 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Costco Limiting How Much Toilet Paper, Paper Towels And Cleaning Supplies You Can Buy Again
As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.52%.
There are 624 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: 2,554 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last Week
There are also 168 patients currently in intensive care.