BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed another 2,973 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Commonwealth to 338,704.
The DPH also reported another 100 deaths among confirmed cases of the virus, upping the state's total confirmed death toll to 11,852. There have also been 258 deaths among probable cases.
More than 78,000 cases of the virus are estimated to be active in Massachusetts, according to the DPH. The state's seven-day average rate of positive coronavirus tests has risen to 6.28 percent.
The state's average number of patients hospitalized with the virus has more than doubled in the past month. There are currently 2,156 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 19 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., and almost 333,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.
Written by Brit Smith
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