BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts health officials on Wednesday reported 1,471 new COVID-19 cases and 19 additional deaths as the statewide positivity rate ticked down.
Since the state began tracking coronavirus metrics, there have been 774,403 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18,413 deaths.
There are currently 556 people hospitalized due to the virus and 151 people in the intensive care unit.
The seven-day positivity rate now sits at 2.01 percent, up from a rate of 1.88 percent that was reported on Tuesday.
The majority of the new confirmed cases in recent weeks have been among people between the ages of 20 and 59.
Health officials on Tuesday reported 4,034 new breakthrough COVID-19 cases and 45 additional deaths among fully vaccinated residents.
The number of fully vaccinated people across the state currently sits at 4,672,886, public health data shows.
A total of 214,281 doses of the COVID-19 booster shot have also been administered.
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