BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,058 new confirmed COVID cases and 24 additional deaths in the state on Friday. The numbers reflect a two-day period as the state did not report any COVID-related data on Thanksgiving.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 847,030. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,939.READ MORE: Ice Safety: What You Should Be Looking Out For
There were 171,111 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Man Can't Get Heart Transplant Because He's Not Vaccinated Against COVID
As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 3.37%.
There are 771 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Surveillance Photo Shows Suspect In Deadly Shooting At South Shore Plaza
There are also 156 patients currently in intensive care.