BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 356 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in the state and 29 additional deaths. According to the state, the increase in cases compared to recent times is due to a technical error by a hospital group.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 109,096, while the total number of deaths is 8,360.
A note from the daily group reads, “The results of its laboratory tests are delayed due to a technical reporting error by the hospital group, reported to DPH.” “These newly reported test results are included in today’s dashboard report and are reflected in today’s case totals.” However, these positive test results are retrospectively assigned to the appropriate date of testing. “
As of Wednesday, 390 people are currently hospitalized for coronovirus disease, an increase of 26 from Tuesday. Currently 62 patients are in intensive care.
There were 15,556 new trials in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,149,230 people in Massachusetts have now been tested for coronavirus.
The average age of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts is 51. The average age of deaths in COVID-19 cases is 82.
On Wednesday, 146 new possible cases were registered for a total of 7,588 possible cases in the state.
Possible cases are those who were not given a standard test but tested positive for antibodies and had COVID-19 symptoms or were not given any type of test but had COVID-19 symptoms and a known positive. The case was made aware. Possible cases also include individuals whose death certificate states that coronovirus was not tested.