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The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 62,433 to 1,931,280, state officials reported Thursday.

The number of new vaccinations was greater than on Wednesday, when 54,855 were reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 80.5 percent of the 2,399,100 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.

The total shots administered included 1,316,691 first shots and 614,589 second shots. Those who have gotten their second shot of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully vaccinated.

The state did not include any numbers for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines that arrived in the state this week.


Massachusetts is in the midst of a high-stakes campaign to vaccinate 4.1 million adults in an effort to bring an end to a pandemic that has sickened hundreds of thousands and caused nearly 16,000 deaths in the state.

The state also reported 1,410 confirmed cases and 42 deaths, according to data released by the state. The state’s coronavirus dashboard, which provides other metrics, was experiencing technical difficulties late Thursday afternoon.

New data showed that 19 of the state’s 351 cities and towns are considered high-risk for the virus, down from 28 communities last week and 64 the week before.

Communities removed from the high-risk category this week include Acushnet, Ashburnham, Brockton, Cohasset, Lakeville, Ludlow, Middleborough, Plymouth, Revere, Rutland, Southampton, Southbridge, Taunton, Templeton, and Westminster.

Clinton, Hadley, Lowell, Plainville, Sterling, and Sutton moved into the high-risk category.

Local school officials in Massachusetts also reported to the state 343 new coronavirus cases among students and 133 among school staff members for the week that ended Wednesday.

The state’s case numbers have dropped sharply from heights reached early this year, but recently seem to have stabilized. 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.


On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Massachusetts had 57 cases of the highly contagious variant from the United Kingdom and four cases caused by a variant from South Africa.

Peter Bailey-Wells of the Globe staff and correspondent Jeremy C. Fox contributed to this report.

Martin Finucane can be reached at martin.finucane@globe.com.