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812 confirmed cases, 12 deaths, and 56,735 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

Tyngsborough Firefighter Jon Chisholm preparing a vaccination earlier this month at the Lowell General Hospital mass vaccination site at the Cross River Center.Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Massachusetts reported 812 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total for the pandemic to 641,211.

The state also reported 12 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 17,211.

The Department of Public Health reported that the high-stakes campaign to vaccinate people got another 56,735 shots into people’s arms.

The state remains in a struggle with the coronavirus more than a year after it arrived. Officials are urging people not to let their guard down, while they race to vaccinate the population.

The DPH said 29,601 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 625 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.


The DPH also reported that 42,169 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 21 million. New antigen tests were completed for 2,641 people, bringing that total to more than 1.16 million.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 1.72 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.

The number of new vaccinations reported Monday was fewer than on Sunday, when 77,703 were reported. Monday’s vaccination numbers are typically the lowest of the week.

The total number of vaccinations administered climbed to 5,740,185.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 86.3 percent of the 6,652,360 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the DPH said.

The total shots administered included 3,390,158 first shots and 2,145,176 second shots of the two-shot vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. It also included 204,851 shots of the one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.


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 2,350,027.

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

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