BOSTON (WHDH) - The Department of Public Health reported 4,821 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday.
A total of 462,910 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts with an estimated 88,929 active cases and a seven-day average positivity rate of 5.57 percent.
A total of 75 new deaths were confirmed, elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 13,622 statewide.
Two thousand, one hundred and fifty-two people are currently hospitalized and 430 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 13, 14,574 people under the age of 19 have tested positive. The highest rate of positives per age group.
Ages 20-29 came in next with 13,575, followed by 30-39 year-olds at 11,078. The lowest reported age group was those over 80 with just 2,797 confirmed cases.
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