Massachusetts health officials reported just over 2,500 new confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, as the average positivity rate continues to climb toward 4%.
The 2,501 new confirmed positive cases brings the total to 217,163 in the state since the start of the pandemic, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Forty-six new deaths were also reported, meaning 10,487 in all have died in Massachusetts. There have been another 235 deaths among probable cases of COVID-19 at this time.
The percentage of coronavirus tests coming back positive, on average over the past seven days, rose to 3.8% Sunday from 3.57% the day before, according to the latest daily report.
In the state, there are an estimated 43,709 active cases, while 1,081 people are hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infections.
Of those patients in hospitals, 238 were listed as being in intensive care units and 110 are intubated, according to the DPH.
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The most cases over the past two weeks were reported among the 20-29-years-old age group, with 7,051. More than a third of all cases over that stretch, 38.2%, were people 29 years or younger. This percentage has remained relatively steady since the beginning of July.
Meanwhile, the average age of those who have died from COVID-19 is 81.