Massachusetts Confirmed COVID-Death Toll Nears 10,000

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 2,495 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 172,471.

The state DPH also reported an additional 37 deaths among confirmed cases. There have been 9,994 deaths among confirmed cases, and 228 deaths among probable cases of the virus in Massachusetts.

Several important coronavirus health metrics have been on the rise over the past month. The state's seven-day average rate of positive tests has ticked up to 2.88 percent, and the state's three-day average number of coronavirus deaths has increased by around 80 percent.

Most of the newly confirmed cases reported in Massachusetts between October 25th and November 7th were in people 20-29 years old (4,278 new cases,) followed by people 0-19 years (3,608 cases.)

People aged 80 and above reported the lowest number of newly confirmed cases during that period (576,) however, the state's average age of death from COVID-19 is 80 years.

There are currently 659 patients hospitalized with the virus across the Commonwealth. 152 people with coronavirus are receiving intensive care, and 72 COVID-patients are intubated.

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has surpassed 10.3 million cases, and more than 240,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 to date.

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