Mass. DPH Confirms 4,330 New COVID-19 Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 4,330 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 472,175.

The state DPH also reported another 75 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 13,777.

There have also been 287 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 92,193.

There are currently 2,055 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 418 of whom are receiving intensive care.

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 5.17 percent on Saturday.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed nearly 25 million cases of COVID-19, and more than 416,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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