By Staff

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.

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There were 171,111 total new tests reported.

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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.

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There are also 156 patients currently in intensive care. Staff