Massachusetts Surpasses 12,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed another 6,135 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Commonwealth to 352,558.

The state DPH also reported another 118 deaths among confirmed cases of the virus, upping the state's total confirmed death toll to 12,076. There have also been 262 deaths among probable cases.

More than 78,800 cases of the virus are estimated to be active in Massachusetts, and the state's seven-day average rate of positive coronavirus tests has risen to 8.44 percent.

The state's average number of patients hospitalized with the virus has more than doubled in the past month. There are currently 2,257 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, more than 19.6 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the U.S., and more than 341,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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