Boston – The COVID-19 death toll in Massachusetts has surpassed 13,000, according to Wednesday’s report from the state’s Department of Public Health.
The DPH reported an additional 86 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the statewide total to 13,082 since the start of the pandemic.
State health officials also added 5,278 new confirmed COVID-19 cases to the state’s total, which is now 427,752.
An estimated 90,467 cases are active across Massachusetts, according to the report.
The report said 2,200 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 461 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.
In the state’s weekly report released on Thursday, 219 communities were in the “Red,” or at high risk of COVID-19, up from 190 communities last week.