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Massachusetts reported 1,376 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 19 new confirmed coronavirus deaths on Monday.

The Department of Public Health also reported that the high-stakes campaign to vaccinate people got another 55,366 shots into people’s arms.

The new cases brought the state’s pandemic total to 621,261, while the death toll climbed to 17,061.

The state remains in a struggle with the coronavirus more than a year after it arrived. Officials are urging people to not let their guard down, while they try to vaccinate the population as quickly as possible to protect them from the virus.

The DPH said 36,775 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 699 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

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The DPH also reported that 39,378 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 19.8 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 2,457 people, bringing that total to 685,644.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 2.3 percent.

The department said the rate would be 3.97 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.

Monday’s vaccination numbers brought the total to 4,556,995, the DPH said.

The number of new vaccinations was smaller than on Sunday, when 79,086 were reported. Monday is typically the lowest day of the week for shots reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 87.4 percent of the 5,214,860 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the DPH said.

The total shots administered included 2,767,991 first shots and 1,607,970 second shots of the Pfizer and Moderna two-shot vaccines. It also included 181,034 shots of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine.

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The number of people fully vaccinated — with either two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one shot of the J&J — rose to 1,789,004.

Governor Charlie Baker said Monday at a news briefing that the state hopes to pass 2 million people fully vaccinated by the end of the week, but he warned that Massachusetts faces a temporary shortage of J&J doses.

To take a deeper dive into the state’s coronavirus statistics click here.


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