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, January 16, there were 444,028 confirmed cases in the Bay State. That marks an increase of 5,657 cases since Friday. 

There were also 112,120 new people tested by molecular test reported since Friday, with a total of 12,259,486 molecular tests administered. 

There are 2,197 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Of those total cases, 13,305 deaths are now being attributed to COVID-19.  That's an increase of 74 newly reported confirmed deaths since Friday. 

The state on Thursday, January 7, also released its weekly report on community day and the incidence map.

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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