Important Coronavirus Health Metrics Continue To Decline

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 429 cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of cases to 101,592.

The DPH also reported an additional 68 deaths attributed to the virus, upping the state's COVID-related death toll to 7,152.

Several important coronavirus health metrics continued to decline on Wednesday. The state's 7-day weighted average rate of positive tests has fallen by 79 percent since the beginning of May.

Over the past month, the state's 3-day average number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital has dropped by 53 percent, and the 3-day average number of COVID-19 deaths has decreased by 66 percent.

According to Johns Hopkins University, despite the decline in daily coronavirus cases and deaths in Massachusetts over the past month, Bay State counties are still some of the hardest hit in the nation.

Middlesex, Suffolk, Essex, and Norfolk Counties are all on the list of the nation's top 20 counties by number of COVID deaths.

Middlesex County and Suffolk Counties also sit at numbers 11 and 14 respectively on the list of the top 50 counties with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the nation.

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