BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts health officials on Tuesday reported 4,466 new COVID-19 cases and 36 additional deaths as the statewide positivity rate ticked down.
Tuesday’s report included confirmed cases and deaths from Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Since the state began tracking coronavirus metrics, there have been 772,932 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18,394 deaths.
There are currently 541 people hospitalized due to the virus and 144 people in the intensive care unit.
The seven-day positivity rate now sits at 1.88 percent, up from a rate of 1.80 percent that was reported last week.
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 also 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 4,667,841, public health data shows.
A total of 200,965 doses of the COVID-19 booster shot have also been administered.
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