Average Positive COVID-19 Test Rate Declining, Mass. DPH Says

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 3,750 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 475,925.

The state DPH also reported another 67 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 13,844.

There have also been 289 deaths reported among probable cases of the virus in the state.

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 risen to 91,507.

There are currently 1,946 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 409 of whom are receiving intensive care.

The DPH said the average number of people in Massachusetts with positive COVID-19 tests has been steadily declining since the new year.

The state's seven-day average rate of positive coronavirus tests has dropped from around 8.5 percent at the start of the month to 4.85 percent on Sunday.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 25 million cases of COVID-19, and more than 4168000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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