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State reaches 17K deaths, sees increase in cases, deaths

Massachusetts reached another milestone on Wednesday by surpassing 17,000 deaths among people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, the state’s Department of Public Health reported. State health officials reported Wednesday that 21 more people in the state have died, up from 12 deaths reported Tuesday, pushing the total number of deaths in the state among people who had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 17,014.

Also Wednesday, the DPH reported 2,292 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 611,825 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 35,075 active cases.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 118,123 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 19,431,439 total molecular tests for the virus.

As of Wednesday, 755 people remained hospitalized with coronavirus statewide. Of these patients, 179 were in intensive care units and 105 were intubated.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests dropped slightly to 2.46% Wednesday, down from 2.50% Tuesday.

Positive-test rate climbs to 2.50% while new cases, deaths drop

The state’s Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that there are 1,566 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the commonwealth has seen 609,533 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including an estimated 34,652 active ones.

Additionally, Mass. DPH reported that 12 more people in the state have died while having confirmed cases of COVID-19, pushing the total number of fatalities in Massachusetts among people who had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus to 16,993.

In an update to the state’s testing numbers, the Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that 61,251 new molecular tests have been administered in Massachusetts for COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has given out 19,313,316 total molecular tests for the virus.

The state’s seven-day weighted average of positive molecular tests increased to 2.50% Tuesday.

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