438 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 16 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

438 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 16 additional deaths

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 438 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 117,888.State health officials also confirmed 16 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 8,791.The rolling average of the positive test rate is now approximately 1%, DPH reported. More than 2.29 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state.Click here to see a graphical look at COVID-19 data.Latest town-by-town breakdown released by stateAs of Friday, 312 patients with the coronavirus were hospitalized in Massachusetts, a decrease of 21 patients from what state health officials reported Thursday.Of those patients who are currently hospitalized, 60 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.In its weekly report released Wednesday, the DPH said 103,920 patients have been released from isolation, meaning they are considered to have recovered from the coronavirus. PHNjcmlwdCBpZD0iaW5mb2dyYW1fMF85MTUyMTg3My03NmRhLTQ0ZmUtOTA0Ny1mMTllZWFlZGFjNmQiIHRpdGxlPSJDb3JvbmF2aXJ1cyBpbiBNYXNzYWNodXNldHRzIiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vZS5pbmZvZ3JhbS5jb20vanMvZGlzdC9lbWJlZC5qcz9yeXoiIHR5cGU9InRleHQvamF2YXNjcmlwdCI+PC9zY3JpcHQ+New data is published daily around 4 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday when reports are published around 6 p.m.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 438 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 117,888.

State health officials also confirmed 16 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 8,791.

The rolling average of the positive test rate is now approximately 1%, DPH reported.

More than 2.29 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state.

As of Friday, 312 patients with the coronavirus were hospitalized in Massachusetts, a decrease of 21 patients from what state health officials reported Thursday.

Of those patients who are currently hospitalized, 60 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.

In its weekly report released Wednesday, the DPH said 103,920 patients have been released from isolation, meaning they are considered to have recovered from the coronavirus.

New data is published daily around 4 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday when reports are published around 6 p.m.