More Than 9,500 Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths In Massachusetts


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Health has reported another 550 confirmed cases of COVID-19, upping the state's total number of confirmed cases to 139,903.

The state DPH also reported an additional 21 deaths among confirmed cases, bringing the state's total number of deaths among confirmed cases to 9,503. There have also been 220 deaths among probable cases of the virus.

Several important data points have been on the rise over the past month in the Commonwealth. The seven-day weighted average rate of positive molecular tests has risen to 1.3 percent, and the three-day average number of COVID-19 deaths has more than doubled in the last week.

More than 2.5 million individuals in Massachusetts have had molecular tests for the virus, and nearly 124,000 people have had antibody tests.

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, the U.S. has surpassed eight million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and close to 219,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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