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3,957 new COVID-19 cases, 87 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts – WCVB Boston

3,957 new COVID-19 cases, 87 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 3,957 confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 495,599 since the start of the pandemic. State health officials also added 87 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to the state’s total, which is now 14,241. An estimated 72,965 cases are active across Massachusetts, according to the report.On Friday, the DPH said a technical issue delayed the reporting of almost 24,800 laboratory results — both positive and negative — which would normally have been included in that day’s counts.The delayed results from Friday were included in Saturday’s report, according to state health officials. Click here to see a graphical look at COVID-19 dataLatest town-by-town breakdown released by state Saturday’s report said 1,739 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 393 were reported to be in an intensive care unit. The last time the number of ICU patients was below 400 was Dec. 19, 2020.In the state’s weekly report released on Thursday, 192 communities were in the “Red,” or at high risk of COVID-19, down from 222 communities last week.The state says there have been 389,717 recoveries as of this week.PHNjcmlwdCBpZD0iaW5mb2dyYW1fMF85MTUyMTg3My03NmRhLTQ0ZmUtOTA0Ny1mMTllZWFlZGFjNmQiIHRpdGxlPSJDb3JvbmF2aXJ1cyBpbiBNYXNzYWNodXNldHRzIiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vZS5pbmZvZ3JhbS5jb20vanMvZGlzdC9lbWJlZC5qcz9yeXoiIHR5cGU9InRleHQvamF2YXNjcmlwdCI+PC9zY3JpcHQ+New data is typically published daily around 5 p.m. and weekly reports are typically released on Thursdays, also around 5 p.m.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 3,957 confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 495,599 since the start of the pandemic.

State health officials also added 87 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to the state’s total, which is now 14,241.

An estimated 72,965 cases are active across Massachusetts, according to the report.

On Friday, the DPH said a technical issue delayed the reporting of almost 24,800 laboratory results — both positive and negative — which would normally have been included in that day’s counts.

The delayed results from Friday were included in Saturday’s report, according to state health officials.

Saturday’s report said 1,739 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 393 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.

The last time the number of ICU patients was below 400 was Dec. 19, 2020.

In the state’s weekly report released on Thursday, 192 communities were in the “Red,” or at high risk of COVID-19, down from 222 communities last week.

The state says there have been 389,717 recoveries as of this week.

New data is typically published daily around 5 p.m. and weekly reports are typically released on Thursdays, also around 5 p.m.

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