The number of patients hospitalized with covid-19 dipped by 15 to 293, while the number of virus patients who were on ventilators dropped by eight to 71.
Another 557 new coronavirus cases were added — 129 more than the previous day — bringing the cumulative total to 515,524 cases since the pandemic began.
There were 123 covid patients in the intensive care unit Friday, 10 less than the day before.
With new cases outpacing recoveries, the number of cases in the state that were considered active rose by 86 to 4,565.
The state’s death toll from the virus since March 2020, as tracked by the Health Department, rose by 20 to 8,472.
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