Mass. DPH Reports 646 New COVID-19 Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed another 646 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 142,941.

The state DPH also reported an additional 22 deaths among confirmed cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed COVID-related death toll to 9,559. There have also been 221 deaths among probable cases in the state.

More than 2.5 million individuals in the Commonwealth have been tested by molecular tests, and nearly 125,000 individuals have been tested for antibodies.

The state's three day average number of COVID-19 patients has risen more than 60 percent over the past month. On Wednesday, the DPH reported 519 patients hospitalized with the virus across the state, up from 367 on Sept. 21st.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has passed 8.3 million cases and more than 221,000 Americans have died of the virus.

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