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1,401 confirmed cases, 7 deaths, and 90,144 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

Scott McIsaac gets vaccinated by nursing student Danelly Pimentel in Lowell.Suzanne Krieter/Globe staff

Massachusetts reported 1,401 new confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday, while the seven-day average edged down to 1,876 from 1,899 the day before.

The Department of Public Health also reported that the high-stakes campaign to vaccinate people got another 90,144 shots into people’s arms.

The new confirmed coronavirus cases brought the total number in the state during the pandemic to 622,662.

The department also reported 7 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 17,068.

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.


The DPH said 35,857 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 714 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

The DPH also reported that 57,829 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 19.9 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 2,283 people, bringing that total to 687,927.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 2.42 percent.

The department said the rate would be 4.21 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 number of new vaccinations was greater than on Monday, when 55,366 were reported. The new vaccinations brought the total so far to 4,647,139.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 85.8 percent of the 5,413,770 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.

The total shots administered included 2,814,054 first shots and 1,640,165 second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot vaccines. It also included 192,920 shots of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine. State officials said Tuesday they were suspending administration of the Johnson & Johnson shots while reports of a possible rare, severe side effect are investigated.


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 1,833,085.

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

Peter Bailey-Wells of the Globe staff contributed to this report.

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