BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,472 new confirmed COVID cases and 27 additional deaths in the state on Thursday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 896,423. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 19,190.READ MORE: 'It's Been A Big Relief': National Guard Deploys At Brockton Hospital
There were 126,789 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Tewksbury Police Looking For Best Backyard Ice Rink For Pick-Up Hockey Game
As of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is up slightly to 5.01%.
There are 1,239 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: AG Maura Healey To Announce Run For Massachusetts Governor, Sources Tell WBZ-TV
There are also 261 patients currently in intensive care.