BOSTON (WHDH) - BOSTON (WHDH) – The Department of Public Health reported 5,657 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday
A total of 444,028 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts with an estimated 98,317 active cases and a seven-day average positivity rate of 6.15 percent.
A total of 74 new deaths were confirmed, elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 13,305 statewide.
Two thousand, one hundred and ninety-seven people are currently hospitalized and 433 are currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit.
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.
As of January 13, 14,178 people under the age of 19 have tested positive. The highest rate of positives per age group.
Ages 20-29 came in next with 13,838, followed by 30-39 year-olds at 11,983. The lowest reported age group was those over 80 with just 2,910 confirmed cases.
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