Estimated Number Of Active COVID-19 Cases In Mass. Drops Below 40,000

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 1,322 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 533,024.

The state DPH also reported another 55 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 15,312. There have also been 311 deaths reported among probable cases of the virus in the state.

The state's weekly average rate of positive COVID-19 tests has declined from around 8.7 percent at the start of January, to around 3.4 percent at the start of February, to 2.2 percent on Wednesday.

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 39,916.

There are currently 1,088 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 273 of whom are receiving intensive care. 179 are intubated.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 27.8 million cases of COVID-19, and nearly 490,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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