Positive COVID-19 Test Rate Continues To Decline In Massachusetts

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported another 2,982 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the state's total number of confirmed cases to 510,148.

The state DPH also reported another 74 deaths among COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, upping the state's confirmed coronavirus death toll to 14,563.

There have also been 296 deaths reported among probable cases of the virus in the state.

The state's rate of positive COVID-19 tests has declined from around 8.7 percent at the start of January to less than 3.2 percent on Friday, February 5th.

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 59,934.

There are currently 1,503 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the Commonwealth, 322 of whom are receiving intensive care. 196 are intubated.

According to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, the U.S. has confirmed more than 26.7 million cases of COVID-19, and more than 458,000 Americans have died of the virus to date.

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Written by Brit Smith

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