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Apr 8, 2021

Active COVID infections in Massachusetts rose to 35,075 on Wednesday, up from 34,652 on Tuesday, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.

State health officials confirmed another 2,292 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. That’s based on 118,123 new molecular tests, according to the Department of Public Health.

Officials also announced another 21 COVID-related fatalities, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 17,014.

The Department of Public Health added new data showing the number of infections confirmed among children younger than 15. Over the last two weeks, 1,174 cases were confirmed in children younger than 5; 1,499 infections were confirmed in children between the ages of 5 and 9; and 1,889 infections were confirmed in children between the ages of 9 and 15, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.

Roughly 3,031 teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 came down with COVID between March 21 and April. And an astonishing 7,205 cases were confirmed among 20-somethings, according to DPH.

The seven-day average of positive tests is 2.46%, down slightly from 2.5% reported on Tuesday.

Since the pandemic began, officials have confirmed 611,825 total COVID-19 cases across the state.

The number of COVID patients currently hospitalized on Wednesday is 755, up from 725 the day before. Of them, 179 are in intensive care, and 105 are intubated, data shows.

There have been a total of 4,111,327 COVID vaccine doses administered in Massachusetts to date, and 1,571,073 residents are now fully vaccinated.

The number of Massachusetts cities and towns at high risk for COVID-19 spread increased to 55 last week, up from 32 the week before, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.

The Baker administration on Wednesday announced the expansion of the state’s vaccine pre-registration system to include the Amherst-Northampton Collaborative and Marshfield Regional Collaborative. Gov. Charlie Baker said the state is working to improve the user experience the pre-registration site, noting that in the coming weeks residents will have an opportunity to choose between vaccination location before selecting from available appointments.

“We’ll continue to make improvements and make the process even easier,” Baker said during a press conference on Wednesday.

Total COVID cases by county:

Barnstable County: 12,645

Berkshire County: 5,735

Bristol County: 61,152

Dukes County: 1,055

Essex County: 90,985

Franklin County: 2,280

Hampden County: 47,025

Hampshire County: 8,523

Middlesex County: 125,122

Nantucket County: 1,369

Norfolk County: 51,027

Plymouth County: 45,229

Suffolk County: 86,699

Worcester County: 71,723

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