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Massachusetts Reports 4,039 New COVID Cases, 61 Additional Deaths

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 4,039 new confirmed COVID cases on Tuesday. The state also reported 61 additional deaths in the state from Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 916,547. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 19,304.

There were 63,250 total new tests reported.

As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is up slightly to 5.18%.

There are 1,410 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness.

There are also 304 patients currently in intensive care.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported the 61 deaths as the highest single day total since March 3. The Mass. Department of Public Health has clarified that the 61 deaths reported on Tuesday were from three days - Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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