By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,784 new confirmed COVID cases and 13 additional deaths in the state on Friday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 749,440. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,154.

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There were 109,692 total new tests reported.

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As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.09%.

There are 617 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

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There are also 164 patients currently in intensive care. Staff