By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 21,137 new confirmed COVID cases on Thursday, a new single day record. The previous record was set Wednesday when the state reported 15,163 new cases.

As of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts had also increased to 16.44%, also a new record high.

There were also 36 additional deaths reported Thursday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,038,566. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 19,773.

There were 119,292 total new tests reported.

There are 1,817 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

There are also 382 patients currently in intensive care. Staff