Another 1,949 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Massachusetts

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 1,949 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 527,435.

The state DPH also reported another 65 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 15,116. There have also been 308 deaths reported among probable cases of the virus in the state.

The state's rate of positive COVID-19 tests has declined from around 8.7 percent at the start of the year to 2.4 percent on Saturday.

The estimated number of active cases of the virus in Massachusetts, signifying the number of patients with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 21 days, has dropped to 46,413.

There are currently 1,149 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 291 of whom are receiving intensive care. 196 are intubated.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 27.5 million cases of COVID-19, and nearly 483,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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