BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts health officials on Friday reported 1,784 new COVID-19 cases and 13 additional deaths as the statewide positivity rate ticked down slightly.

Since the state began tracking coronavirus metrics, there have been 749,440 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18,154 deaths.

There are currently 617 people hospitalized due to the virus and 164 people in the intensive care unit.

The seven-day positivity rate now sits at 2.09 percent, down from a rate of 2.11 percent that was reported on Thursday.

The entire state is now considered high-risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of fully vaccinated people across the state currently sits at 4,605,562, public health data shows.

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