BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,616 new confirmed COVID cases and 24 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 838,994. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,897.READ MORE: Vaccinated Westboro High School And Middle School Students Allowed To Remove Masks
There were 74,199 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Over 200 UMass Memorial Health Employees Fired After Not Receiving COVID Vaccine
As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 3.28%.
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There are also 154 patients currently in intensive care.