BOSTON (WHDH) - BOSTON (WHDH) – The Department of Public Health reported 2,546 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday.
A total of 498,145 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts with an estimated 71,948 active cases. The seven-day average positivity rate of 3.61 percent has decreased 0.28 percent from Thursday’s report
A total of 46 new deaths were confirmed, elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 14,287 statewide.
One thousand, six hundred and seventy-six people are currently hospitalized and 371 are currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, typically between people who are in close contact with one another and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
As of January 27, 11,433 people under the age of 19 have tested positive. The highest rate of positives per age group.
Ages 20-29 came in next with 10,337, followed by 30-39 year-olds at 8,520. The lowest reported age group was those over 80 with just 2,312 confirmed cases.
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