Close To 600 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Sunday In Massachusetts

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed another 594 cases of COVID-19 Sunday, upping the state's number of confirmed cases to 128,426.

The state DPH also reported an additional 13 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths among confirmed cases to 9,191. There have also been 213 deaths among probable cases of the virus in Massachusetts.

The three-day average number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital has also been increasing over the past four weeks across the Commonwealth. On Sunday, the state's average number of patients hospitalized with coronavirus peaked for the month at 384.

The state's seven-day weighted average rate of positive molecular tests has remained between 0.8 and 0.9 percent throughout September.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 7.1 cases of COVID-19 and more than 204,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 in around six months.

JHU also said the global coronavirus death toll surpassed 995,000 on Sunday.

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