Massachusetts' COVID-19 Hospitalizations Steadily Declining, DPH Reports

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 2,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 491,642.

The state DPH also reported another 98 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 14,154.

There have also been 290 deaths reported among probable cases of the virus in the state.

The estimated number of active cases of the virus in Massachusetts, signifying the number of patients with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 21 days, has dropped to 74,595.

The average number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Massachusetts has decreased steadily since the start of the year, when there were around 2,400 patients hospitalized with the virus in the state. There are currently 1,789 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 412 of whom are receiving intensive care.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 25.8 million cases of COVID-19, and more than 435,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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