600 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 17 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

600 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 17 additional deaths

Daily positive test rate at 4.34%, state’s highest since June 6

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 131,814.There were 13,813 new molecular tests conducted, with an approximately 4.34% daily positive test rate, the highest the daily rate has been since June 6.State health officials also confirmed 17 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,292.More than 4.26 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state to more than 2.28 million individuals. Click here to see a graphical look at COVID-19 data.Latest town-by-town breakdown released by stateAs of Saturday, 416 patients with the coronavirus were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 75 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.The DPH released its weekly COVID-19 data report on Wednesday identifying 23 Massachusetts communities that are currently at high risk of the coronavirus, including the city of Boston. Each of those communities has a rate of average daily cases that is greater than eight per 100,000.In its weekly report, the DPH said 113,768 total Massachusetts 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’s daily and weekly reports, which are published around 6 p.m.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 131,814.

There were 13,813 new molecular tests conducted, with an approximately 4.34% daily positive test rate, the highest the daily rate has been since June 6.

State health officials also confirmed 17 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,292.

More than 4.26 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state to more than 2.28 million individuals.

As of Saturday, 416 patients with the coronavirus were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 75 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.

The DPH released its weekly COVID-19 data report on Wednesday identifying 23 Massachusetts communities that are currently at high risk of the coronavirus, including the city of Boston. Each of those communities has a rate of average daily cases that is greater than eight per 100,000.

In its weekly report, the DPH said 113,768 total Massachusetts 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’s daily and weekly reports, which are published around 6 p.m.