Health officials in Massachusetts reported another 1,392 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and 12 more deaths on Wednesday.
The update puts the total of confirmed cases at 643,428 and the death toll at 17,227, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Another 351 deaths are considered probably linked to COVID-19.
The average number of coronavirus cases, average coronavirus test positivity and average number of confirmed deaths reported each day have been falling since the end of March, according to trends posted to the Department of Public Health’s interactive coronavirus dashboard.
On Wednesday, the seven-day average of positive tests was at 1.71%, holding about steady since Sunday.
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The number of patients in Massachusetts hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 cases dropped to 594. Among those patients, 153 were listed as being in intensive care units and 89 were intubated.
Health officials’ projection of active COVID-19 cases decreased to 27,321 on Wednesday from 28,043 on Tuesday.
According to Wednesday’s vaccine report, more than 2.44 million Massachusetts residents are fully vaccinated against the virus.
More than 5.9 million total doses have now been administered in the state, including nearly 3.5 million first-dose shots of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.