The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 59,450 to 2,288,933, state officials reported Wednesday.
The number of new vaccinations was smaller than on Tuesday, when 85,690 were reported, the Department of Public Health said.
The total number of shots administered amounted to around 85.4 percent of the 2,680,940 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.
The total shots administered included 1,504,144 first shots and 752,083 second shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Those who have gotten their second shot of those vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. The totals also included 32,706 shots of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The number of people totally vaccinated, with either two doses of the two-dose vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, rose to 784,789 from 758,250.
Massachusetts is in the midst of a high-stakes campaign to vaccinate 4.1 million adults in an effort to bring an end to the pandemic that has wracked the state.
The department, in a separate report, announced 1,413 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 562,394. The department also reported 53 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 16,176.
The DPH said 26,135 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 689 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.
The DPH also reported that 93,800 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 17 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 3,256 people, bringing that total to 588,289.
The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 1.77 percent.
The department said the rate would be 3.0 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.
Cases, deaths, and other metrics are down sharply from the peak of the state’s second surge around the beginning of the year. But they haven’t returned yet to the lows they hit last summer. And public health officials are concerned about a possible resurgence due to new coronavirus variants. They’re asking people to continue taking precautions and to get vaccinated when it’s their turn.
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