Massachusetts Nears 280,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed another 4,677 cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Commonwealth to 279,574.

More than 70,000 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 is currently 5.6 percent.

The state DPH also reported another 41 deaths among confirmed cases of the virus, upping the state's total confirmed COVID-death toll to 11,098. There have also been 251 deaths among probable cases.

84 percent of the state's non-ICU hospital beds are currently occupied, and 73 percent of the Commonwealth's ICU beds are full.

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 16 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., and more than 298,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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