Massachusetts Confirms 1,097 New COVID-19 Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed 1,097 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 147,120.

Sunday marks the second consecutive day more than 1,000 new daily cases were reported in Massachusetts since May. More than 1,100 new cases were confirmed Saturday.

The state's seven day weighted-average rate of positive molecular coronavirus tests has risen nearly 90 percent over the past month.

The state DPH also confirmed another 24 deaths among positive cases of the virus, upping the COVID-related death toll in Massachusetts to 9,640. There have been an additional 224 deaths among probable cases of the virus.

The average number of patients hospitalized with the virus has been rising steadily since the end of September. 538 patients are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, 109 patients with the virus are in intensive care, and 45 patients are intubated.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 8.6 million cases of the virus have been confirmed in the U.S., and more than 225,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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