MA Adds 7K+ Coronavirus Cases, 90 Deaths: Health Officials

Alex Newman

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 7,110 new cases of the coronavirus Friday, bringing the statewide total to 407,933. Ninety new deaths were confirmed; the death toll attributed to the coronavirus now stands at 12,798.

There are an estimated 88,845 active cases in Massachusetts. The state has a seven-day positivity rate of 7.35 percent.

There are currently 2,291 patients hospitalized for the coronavirus, 445 of whom are in intensive care.

Data shows higher positive rates among younger demographics. As of Jan. 6, 10,220 people under the age of 19 have tested positive for the virus – the highest positive rate per age group – followed by 10,124 people between the ages of 20-29 and 9,375 30-39-year-olds.

People over 80 had the lowest positive rate at 2,629 cases.

The Department of Health this week designated 219 cities and towns as high risk for the coronavirus in the latest community-level report, putting nearly two-thirds of the state's 351 communities in the red category.

This article originally appeared on the Boston Patch