Health officials announce 182 new coronavirus cases and 4 deaths, bringing confirmed death toll to 8,937 in Mass.

BOSTON (WHDH) – The Department of Public Health reported 182 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

A total of 121,396 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts and 4 new deaths elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 8,937 statewide.

Three hundred and thirty-eight people are currently hospitalized. Forty-nine are currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit.

Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, according to the CDC. Reported worldwide illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, typically between people who are in close contact with one another and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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