BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 1,583 new confirmed COVID cases and 16 additional deaths in the state on Friday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 768,466. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,358.READ MORE: Record Fall Warmth: An Unprecedented Autumn In New England
There were 115,392 total new tests reported.READ MORE: As Pediatricians Get Ready To Give COVID Vaccine To Children, Some Doctors Say Review The Data
As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 1.80%.
There are 562 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: 'We Thought It Was Going To Explode' Fans On Way To ALCS At Fenway Talk About Houston Plane Crash
There are also 147 patients currently in intensive care.