The state reported that the number of deaths due to the coronavirus increased on Saturday and Saturday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in Massachusetts to 8,406. The number of confirmed cases also increased by 290, bringing the total to 110,077.
According to the state’s report, as of now, 1,193,200 people have been molecularly tested for the virus, including 12,595 newcomers.
On Friday, the 7-day weighted average positive rate of molecular tests was 2.1
The three-day average number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths increased from 13 on Tuesday to 14 on Wednesday.
As of Saturday, the possible death toll from the coronavirus was 220, and the state reported no new deaths due to COVID-19.
The state said that as of Saturday, the total number of possible cases of the disease was 7,963, an increase of 138 from the previous day.
The state also reported that 784 new recruits have been tested for antibodies. As of Saturday, 96,964 people had been tested for antibodies.
The state said that as of Friday, four hospitals have used overload capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. These are the three hospitals on Thursday.
As of Friday, the average number of hospitalized coronavirus patients for three days was 361, down from 368 on Thursday.
The state said in its dashboard report on Saturday that the number of cases on Saturday “seems to be higher than usual” due to the ongoing delay in reporting test results to the Department of Public Health.
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