Average Number Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Ticks Up In Massachusetts

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 454 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 127,317.

The state DPH also reported an additional 10 deaths among confirmed cases of the virus, upping the confirmed COVID-19 death toll in Massachusetts to 9,160.

More than 6,000 deaths linked to probable and confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in long-term care facilities across the Commonwealth.

Over the past month, the DPH has reported a slight but steady increase in the state's three-day average number of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19. With 389 patients hospitalized for the virus on Friday, the state hit its highest number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 since mid-August.

According the the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the U.S. has surpassed seven million confirmed cases of the virus, and more than 203,000 Americans have died of COVID-19.

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