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The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 68,657 to 3,369,521, state officials reported Sunday.

The number of new vaccinations was smaller than on Saturday, when 77,015 were reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 89.4 percent of the 3,768,860 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.

The total shots administered included 2,116,388 first shots and 1,169,856 second shots. Those who have gotten their second shot of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully vaccinated.

The state reported a total of 83,277 people who have received Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine.


The number of people fully vaccinated — with either two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson — rose to 1,253,133.

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 more than 16,000 deaths in the state.

The Department of Public Health said there were technical issues that delayed the release of the daily report on infections and testing. A note was added to the dashboard that read, “Caution: recent data may be incomplete.”

The department reported 1,817 new confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 592,778. The department also reported 29 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 16,775.

The DPH said 30,772 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 657 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

The DPH also reported that 75,179 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 18.6 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 1,906 people, bringing that total to 641,852.


The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 2.28 percent.

The department said the rate would be 3.9 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 testing and vaccination data came as local officials raised concerns about rising infections and the appearance of virus variants on Cape Cod.

“Looking at our numbers, I’m saying this could be the start of the third wave,” said Bruce Murphy, Yarmouth’s health director in a brief phone interview Sunday.

While the Cape has largely led the state in vaccination rates — according to state data released Thursday, the percentage of residents with at least one dose was 39, the highest in Massachusetts — several towns have slipped into the “red zone” of elevated infections in recent days.

Barnstable, Brewster, Dennis, Harwich, Mashpee, Sandwich, Yarmouth, and nearby Plymouth were all considered to be at the highest level of risk, the state said Thursday.

At 10.2 percent, Barnstable appeared to have one of the highest rates of positivity in the state, and school officials decided Sunday to extend virtual learning for all students this week. The school district, which ceased in-person classes Thursday, citing a spike in cases among students and staff, said in a Facebook post that it was aware of 70 positive staff members and students, with more than 225 of their close contacts in quarantine.


The state’s Department of Public Health said Sunday that mobile testing sites had been deployed to several Cape Cod schools through Tuesday, and more sites would be added in the area this week.

Murphy blamed a range of factors for the increase in his area. “I think it’s a combination of things: people getting lax in their precautions, still social gathering — dinner parties, birthday parties, sleepovers,” he said, also pointing to two virus variants detected on the Cape. “There are a lot of things going on at once.”

The public health director in Sandwich, Dave Mason, said he is also seeing lax behavior and what he believes to be the faster spread of the P.1 variant first found in Brazil.

“What we typically saw from last September through fall to winter is a case come up in a family and a week later maybe another case.

“Now what we’re seeing is a case come up with a family, and that day there are multiple cases at the same address. What the family unit is doing is not changed, but what has changed is basically something moving along a lot faster,” Mason said in a brief phone interview Sunday.

Mason also said he believes the Cape, the county with the highest number of residents over 65 in the state, is actually behind on vaccinations.

To combat that, Murphy said he has called on the state to redistribute some doses away from mass vaccination sites to be used at community clinics on the Cape before the situation grows even more serious.


“We need to get ahead of this now,” he said.

Globe correspondent Nick Stoico contributed to this report.

Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.