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Massachusetts reports 9,646 new COVID cases, 41 additional deaths over last week

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BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 9,646 new confirmed COVID cases over the past week. There were 41 additional deaths reported.

New numbers are now released Thursdays after Massachusetts switched to a weekly report earlier this summer. Now, each report represents seven days of data.

The seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is now 7.97%, which is down from the last report by 0.12%.

As of August 3, there are 144 patients primarily hospitalized for COVID. There are 57 patients in intensive care.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 1,813,037. The total number of confirmed deaths in the state is now 19,939.

There were 164,466 total new tests reported.

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