BOSTON (WHDH) – The Department of Public Health reported 1,488 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday with a test positivity rate of 7.3 percent
A total of 153,229 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts and 23 new deaths elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 9,750 statewide.
Five hundred and seventy-one people are currently hospitalized. One hundred and six 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.
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