By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 22,184 new confirmed COVID cases on Wednesday and 75 additional deaths.

As of Wednesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts dropped slightly to 21.61%.

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Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,287,109. The total number of confirmed deaths in the state is now 20,350.

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There were 120,643 total new tests reported.

There are 3,087 people currently in the hospital with COVID, the highest number since May 2020.

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There are also 473 patients currently in intensive care. Staff