Massachusetts reported 359 new confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday, as the seven-day average dipped to 481 from 498 the day before.
The Department of Public Health also reported that the campaign to vaccinate people got another 41,124 shots into people’s arms.
The new cases brought the state’s pandemic total to 657,478. The department also reported 6 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 17,419.
With the protection from vaccinations kicking in, the pandemic appears to be subsiding. Governor Charlie Baker on Monday said the state would lift all restrictions on businesses Memorial Day weekend.
The DPH said 12,701 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 326 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.
The DPH also reported that 37,627 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 22.4 million. New antigen tests were completed for 5,042 people, bringing that total to 1,281,750.
The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 1.06 percent.
The department said the rate would be 1.71 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 coronavirus vaccinations administered brought the total so far to 7,209,523.
The number of new vaccinations was greater than on Monday, when 25,904 were reported.
The total number of shots administered amounted to 84.5 percent of the 8,528,620 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the DPH said.
The total shots administered included 3,966,363 first shots and 3,009,571 second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot vaccines. It also included 233,589 shots of the Johnson & Johnson 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 3,243,160.
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