More Than 13,700 Massachusetts Residents Have Died Of COVID-19

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 4,935 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 467,845

The state DPH also reported another 80 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 13,702.

There have also been 285 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 89,433.

There are currently 2,098 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 426 of whom are receiving intensive care.

The state's seven-day average rate of positive coronavirus tests has dropped from around 8.5 percent at the start of the month to 5.51 percent on Friday.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 24.7 million cases of COVID-19, and nearly 413,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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