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Mass. reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, 494 cases, 48,671 vaccinations Sunday

Nurses each draw up a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine inside Boston College's Conte Forum last month.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/File 2021

The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 48,671 to 7,142,495, state officials reported Sunday.

The number of new vaccinations was fewer than on Saturday, when 66,675 were reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 85.3 percent of the 8,371,230 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.

The total shots administered included 3,940,329 first shots and 2,970,268 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 231,898 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 3,202,166.

The department also reported 494 new confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 656,838. The department also reported five new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 17,394.

The state said 14,146 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 337 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

It also reported that 44,094 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 22.3 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 3,282 people, bringing that total to more than 1.2 million.

The state reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 1 percent.

The it said the rate would be 1.66 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.

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


John Hilliard can be reached at john.hilliard@globe.com.