By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,532 new confirmed COVID cases and 22 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 766,883. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,342.

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There were 102,065 total new tests reported.

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As of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.84%.

There are 571 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

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There are also 150 patients currently in intensive care. Staff