BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 7,817 new confirmed COVID cases, on Wednesday, the highest single day total since the pandemic began. There were 33 additional deaths in the state reported on Wednesday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 960,973. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 19,525.READ MORE: Man Killed In Roxbury Double Stabbing Defended Other Victim; GPS Monitor Used To Find Suspect
There were 106,568 total new tests reported.READ MORE: PHOTOS: Truck Gets Stuck In NH Lake After Falling Through Ice
As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts has increased to 7.02%.
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There are also 353 patients currently in intensive care.