Confirmed COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 15,000 In Massachusetts

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 2,228 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 525,486.

The state DPH also reported another 87 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 15,051. There have also been 307 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 2.5 percent on February 12th.

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 48,280.

There are currently 1,223 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 300 of whom are receiving intensive care. 180 are intubated.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 27.4 million cases of COVID-19, and nearly 480,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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