BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,531 new confirmed COVID cases on and 58 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday. The deaths were reported to the state on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 953,156. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 19,492.READ MORE: No Arrests Made, Victim Remains In Critical Condition Following South Shore Plaza Shooting
There were 74,736 total new tests reported.READ MORE: Unvaccinated Boston City Workers Could Face Discipline Starting Monday
As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts has increased to 6.45%.
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There are also 368 patients currently in intensive care.