BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed another 5,632 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Commonwealth to 302,933.
The DPH also reported another 53 deaths among confirmed cases of the virus, upping the state's total confirmed death toll to 11,358. There have also been 252 deaths among probable cases.
More than 80,000 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 has risen to more than six percent.
There are currently 1,874 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Commonwealth; more than double the seven-day average number of patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 one month ago.
The DPH said 83 percent of the state's non-ICU hospital beds are currently occupied, and 71 percent of the Commonwealth's ICU beds are occupied.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 17.3 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., and more than 312,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.
Written by Brit Smith
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