By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,962 new confirmed COVID cases on Thursday, a big increase from 1,969 on Wednesday. The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts also increased to 3.66%.

Two deaths were also reported on Thursday.

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Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,585,176. The total number of confirmed deaths in the state is now 19,052.

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There were 75,188 total new tests reported.

There are 307 people currently in the hospital with COVID.

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There are also 30 patients currently in intensive care. Staff