BOSTON (WHDH) – The Department of Public Health reported 4,935 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday.

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A total of 467,845 cases have been reported so far in Massachusetts with an estimated 89,433 active cases. The seven-day average positivity rate of 5.51 percent has decreased .06 percent from Thursday’s report

A total of 80 new deaths were confirmed, elevating the confirmed virus-related death toll to 13,702 statewide.

Two thousand, and ninety-eight people are currently hospitalized and 426 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.

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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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