Mass. DPH Reports 2,288 New COVID-19 Cases Friday

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reported another 2,288 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, upping the state's total number of cases to 194,338.

The state DPH also reported another 34 deaths among confirmed cases, bringing the total COVID-death toll in Massachusetts to 10,238.

The seven-day average rate of positive coronavirus tests in the Commonwealth has risen over the past month to around 3.3 percent. The DPH said there are currently an estimated 35,000 active cases of the virus in the state.

The state's seven-day average number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has almost doubled since November 1st. There are currently 904 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Massachusetts, and 179 coronavirus patients are receiving intensive care.

During the first two weeks of November, a majority of the state's newly confirmed cases were in people aged 20-29 years (6,186 new cases,) followed by people aged 0-19 years (5,015 new cases.)

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 11.8 million cases of COVID-19, and more than 253,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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