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Mass. reports 419 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 15 new deaths

A COVID-19 testing site.
A COVID-19 testing site.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

The death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts rose by 15 to 9,051, the state Department of Public Health reported Thursday. The number of confirmed cases climbed by 419, bringing the total to 124,139.

State officials also reported that 27,644 more people had been tested for coronavirus, bringing the total to more than 2.02 million. The number of administered tests climbed to nearly 3.2 million. The state also reported that new antibody tests had been completed for 346 people, bringing that total to 117,453.

The seven-day rate of positive tests stayed steady at 0.8 percent, which is the lowest observed figure for that metric.

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Meanwhile, the three-day average of hospitalized coronavirus patients grew from 321 to 346 in Thursday’s daily report. The lowest that metric has been is 302.

The number of hospitals using surge capacity stayed stable at two, and the three-day average of deaths from confirmed cases increased slightly from 10 to 11; the lowest that number has been is nine.


Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at jaclyn.reiss@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter: @JaclynReiss