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168 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 8 additional deaths

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 168 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 121,214.State health officials also confirmed eight new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 8,933.More than 2.75 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state.The rolling average of the positive test rate is now approximately 0.9%, DPH reported.Click here to see a graphical look at COVID-19 data.Latest town-by-town breakdown released by state As of Tuesday, 328 patients with the coronavirus were hospitalized in Massachusetts, an increase of six patients from what state health officials reported Monday.Of those patients who are currently hospitalized, 47 were reported to be in an intensive care unit. In its weekly report released last Wednesday, the DPH said 105,769 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.

BOSTON —

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 168 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 121,214.

State health officials also confirmed eight new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 8,933.

More than 2.75 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state.

The rolling average of the positive test rate is now approximately 0.9%, DPH reported.

As of Tuesday, 328 patients with the coronavirus were hospitalized in Massachusetts, an increase of six patients from what state health officials reported Monday.

Of those patients who are currently hospitalized, 47 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.

In its weekly report released last Wednesday, the DPH said 105,769 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.

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