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8,542 new COVID-19 cases, 79 more deaths in holiday-delayed report – WCVB Boston

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8,542 new COVID-19 cases, 79 more deaths in holiday-delayed report

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 8,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 367,987 since the start of the pandemic.Saturday’s report includes data from Friday, as a daily report was not released on New Year’s Day. The report includes data received from about 12 a.m. Thursday through 11:59 p.m. Friday.The report also added 79 new confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to the state’s total, which is now 12,236. An estimated 79,092 cases are active across Massachusetts, according to state health officials.Click here to see a graphical look at COVID-19 dataLatest town-by-town breakdown released by state The report stated that 2,280 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 412 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.In the state’s weekly report released on Thursday, 190 communities were in the “Red,” or at high risk of COVID-19, up from 188 communities last week.The latest weekly public health report also indicated that 261,672 people have now recovered from the virus.PHNjcmlwdCBpZD0iaW5mb2dyYW1fMF85MTUyMTg3My03NmRhLTQ0ZmUtOTA0Ny1mMTllZWFlZGFjNmQiIHRpdGxlPSJDb3JvbmF2aXJ1cyBpbiBNYXNzYWNodXNldHRzIiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vZS5pbmZvZ3JhbS5jb20vanMvZGlzdC9lbWJlZC5qcz9yeXoiIHR5cGU9InRleHQvamF2YXNjcmlwdCI+PC9zY3JpcHQ+New data is typically published daily around 5 p.m. and weekly reports are typically released on Thursdays, also around 5 p.m.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 8,542 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 367,987 since the start of the pandemic.

Saturday’s report includes data from Friday, as a daily report was not released on New Year’s Day. The report includes data received from about 12 a.m. Thursday through 11:59 p.m. Friday.

The report also added 79 new confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to the state’s total, which is now 12,236.

An estimated 79,092 cases are active across Massachusetts, according to state health officials.

The report stated that 2,280 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 412 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.

In the state’s weekly report released on Thursday, 190 communities were in the “Red,” or at high risk of COVID-19, up from 188 communities last week.

The latest weekly public health report also indicated that 261,672 people have now recovered from the virus.

New data is typically published daily around 5 p.m. and weekly reports are typically released on Thursdays, also around 5 p.m.

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