The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 23,086 to 1,166,516, state officials reported Tuesday.
The number of new vaccinations was smaller than on Monday, when 25,056 were reported.
The total number of shots administered amounted to 76.4 percent of the 1,527,150 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.
The total shots administered included 861,859 first shots and 304,657 second shots. Those who have gotten their second shot of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully vaccinated.
Massachusetts is in the midst of a high-stakes campaign to vaccinate more than 4 million adults in an effort to bring an end to a pandemic that has sickened hundreds of thousands and caused more than 15,000 deaths in the state. The state’s effort got off to a slow start but has picked up recently.
The department also reported 967 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 531,702. The department reported 49 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 15,257.
The DPH said 42,395 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 1,096 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.
The DPH also reported that 46,488 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 15.05 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 3,680 people, bringing that total to 524,006.
The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 2.22 percent.
The department said the rate would be 3.6 percent if the effect of college testing programs — in which asymptomatic people can be tested repeatedly in an effort to rapidly identify new cases — is factored out.
The state’s second surge appears to be on the wane. Cases and other metrics have been heading downward. But public officials are concerned about a possible resurgence due to new coronavirus variants, and they’re asking people to continue taking precautions and to get vaccinated when it’s their turn.
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