Massachusetts Nears Five Percent Positive COVID-19 Test Rate

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 4,613 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 225,787.

The DPH estimates more than 45,000 of those are active cases of the virus.

The state DPH also reported another 46 deaths among confirmed cases, upping the state's confirmed COVID-death toll to 10,588. There have also been 236 deaths among probable cases.

The rate of positive coronavirus tests in the state has risen to five percent, its highest since early June.

There are more than 1,200 people currently hospitalized with the virus in the Commonwealth, which is around three times the number of patients who were hospitalized at the beginning of November.

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 13.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., and more than 272,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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