By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,716 new confirmed COVID cases and 15 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 734,280. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,030.

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There were 119,979 total new tests reported.

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As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.44%.

There are 706 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

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There are also 173 patients currently in intensive care. Staff