BOSTON (WGGB/WSHM) -- State officials have released new information in regards to coronavirus cases in the Bay State. 

The Mass. Department of Public Health said that as of Saturday, April 17, there were 630,206 confirmed cases in the Bay State.  That marks an increase of 1,694 cases since Friday. 

There were also 97,742 new molecular tests reported since Friday, with a total of 20,352,234 molecular tests administered. 

There are 693 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Of those total cases, 17,110 deaths are now being attributed to COVID-19.  That's an increase of 10 newly reported confirmed deaths since Friday. 

For a further breakdown of the figures, CLICK HERE.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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Bluemoon

[censored] WHY do we not see the 84+ THOUSAND who have RECOVERED??

Give GREAT NEWS once and a while! Even the Herald tosses a positive once and a while! Your subscribers NEED HOPE[alien][alien]

Couillon

Cause that won't scare the people, you don't hear the media reporting that there is an over 99% survivability rate, you don't hear the media report that deaths from the common flu has dropped over 96% from years past and you won't hear them report that deaths in the U.S is basically on par with the past 10 years. All CDC numbers.

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