BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Massachusetts has reported the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic.
On Thursday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed 9,042 news cases in the Commonwealth out of 112,065 new tests. The previous record was set just a day before, at 7,817 cases. This comes as many people continue to travel ahead of the Christmas weekend.
The state also reported that 1,632 Covid patients were in the hospital with 362 in the ICU. 47 more people have died from the virus and the seven-day average positivity rate was at 7.60%.
This comes as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that Omicron is now the most dominant variant of COVID-19 in the country. The CDC says the variant is likely to spread more easily than other variants but more data is needed to determine if Omicron infections cause more severe illness or death.
More information can be found on the DPS’s COVID-19 Response Reporting website.