BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts health officials on Monday reported 2,054 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths as the statewide positivity rate increased again.

Monday’s report included confirmed cases from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Since the state began tracking coronavirus metrics, there have been 674,542 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 17,716 deaths.

There are currently 215 people hospitalized due to the virus and 50 people in the intensive care unit.

The seven-day positivity rate now sits at 2.28 percent. At the height of the pandemic, the rate had soared above 30 percent. It had dropped well below one percent before the highly contagious Delta variant led to the recent surge in new cases.

The majority of the new confirmed cases in recent weeks have been among people between the ages of 20 and 39.

Four counties in Massachusetts are now considered high risk for COVID-19 transmission, while eight others are at a substantial risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More than 4,300,000 Bay Staters have been fully vaccinated since the shots became available.

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