Active COVID cases in Massachusetts declined further on Wednesday, from 33,060 on Tuesday to 32,134, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.
State health officials confirmed another 1,370 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. That’s based on 77,068 new molecular tests, according to the Department of Public Health.
Officials also announced another 13 COVID-related fatalities, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 17,151.
The seven-day average of positive tests is 2.14% as of Wednesday, up slightly from 2.11% the day before.
Since the pandemic began, officials have confirmed 635,045 total COVID-19 cases across the state.
The number of COVID patients currently hospitalized on Wednesday is 686, down from 708 the day before. Of them, 156 are in intensive care, and 92 are intubated, data shows.
There have been a total of 5,303,005 COVID vaccine doses administered in Massachusetts to date, and 2,136,135 residents are now fully vaccinated.
The Department of Public Health released new data on Wednesday showing the number of infections confirmed among children younger than 15. Over the last two weeks, 1,223 cases were confirmed in children younger than four; 1,400 infections were confirmed in children between the ages of 5 and 9; and 1,696 infections were confirmed in children between the ages of 10 and 14, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.
There were 2,481 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 who came down with COVID over the last two weeks. And 5,046 cases were confirmed among 20-somethings, according to DPH.
On Monday, Massachusetts opened COVID vaccinations to all residents ages 16 and older.
Total COVID cases by county:
Barnstable County: 13,291
Berkshire County: 6,125
Bristol County: 63,591
Dukes County: 1,193
Essex County: 94,029
Franklin County: 2,394
Hampden County: 49,429
Hampshire County: 8,808
Middlesex County: 130,103
Nantucket County: 1,441
Norfolk County: 52,797
Plymouth County: 46,926
Suffolk County: 89,605
Worcester County: 74,139