494 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts

494 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 494 confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 656,838 since the start of the pandemic.

State health officials also added five confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to the state’s total, which is now 17,394.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 494 confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 656,838 since the start of the pandemic.

State health officials also added five confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to the state’s total, which is now 17,394.

The report said 337 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 94 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.

In the DPH’s weekly report released on Thursday, six communities were in the “Red,” or at high risk of COVID-19, down from 13 communities last week.

The state says there have been 624,708 recoveries, according to the latest weekly report.

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