Health officials announce 295 new coronavirus cases and 20 deaths, bringing confirmed death toll to 9,036 in Mass.

BOSTON (WHDH) — The Department of Public Health reported 295 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

A total of 123,720 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts and 20 new deaths elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 9,036 statewide.

Three hundred and fifty-two people are currently hospitalized. Sixty-six 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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