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881 confirmed cases, 5 deaths, and 93,199 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

Dr. Mohammed Jaleel administered a shot to Keshar Gowthaman, 17, of Arlington during a vaccination clinic in Lexington arranged for high school students and members of the Muslim community at the Muslim American Community Center on May2.
Dr. Mohammed Jaleel administered a shot to Keshar Gowthaman, 17, of Arlington during a vaccination clinic in Lexington arranged for high school students and members of the Muslim community at the Muslim American Community Center on May2.Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

Massachusetts reported 881 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, while the seven-day average dropped to 839 from 882 the day before.

The Department of Public Health also reported that the high-stakes campaign to vaccinate people got another 93,199 shots into people’s arms.

The new confirmed coronavirus cases brought the total number in the state during the pandemic to 651,740.

The department also reported 5 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 17,316. It was the fifth time in the last seven days that the number of coronavirus deaths was in the single digits.

After struggling for more than a year with the deadly virus, the state is nearing a milestone of 4 million people with at least one shot of a coronavirus vaccine. Experts say the impact of the vaccines is being felt in improving coronavirus case, hospitalization, and death rates. Officials are urging people to continue to get their shots to protect themselves and others — and enable a return to normal life.

The DPH said 19,784 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 459 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

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The DPH also reported that 78,071 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 21.8 million. New antigen tests were completed for 5,753 people, bringing that total to 1,227,739.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 1.39 percent.

The department said the rate would be 2.36 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 shots administered brought the total to 6,594,462.

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The number of new vaccinations was smaller than on Thursday, when 97,118 were reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 84.3 percent of the 7,823,920 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the DPH said.

The total shots administered included 3,758,700 first shots and 2,616,931 second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot vaccines. It also included 218,831 shots of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine.

The number of people who have received at least a first shot or a Johnson & Johnson shot was 3,977,531.

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 2,835,762.

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


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