BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 26,187 new confirmed COVID cases on Friday, which is the second-most ever reported in a single day. The highest amount of newly reported cases in a single day was Wednesday, when there were 27,612 cases.
As of Friday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts increased to 23.02%, which is the highest rate since April 2020.READ MORE: Keolis Worker Put On Leave After Deadly Commuter Rail Crash In Wilmington
There were 55 additional deaths reported Friday.
Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,186,137. The total number of confirmed deaths in the state is now 20,106.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 24,512 New COVID Cases Over 3 Days, 78 Additional Deaths
There were 116,244 total new tests reported.
There are 2,637 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.MORE NEWS: Investigators Narrow Time Of Harmony Montgomery Disappearance To Late November, Early December 2019
There are also 421 patients currently in intensive care.