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Mass. reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths, 216 cases, 96,380 vaccinations Saturday

Kim Franklin, LPN administered the Pfizer vaccine to Errolyn Lord, of Springfield (R) at the COVID-19 vaccination site held at the Bay Area Neighborhood Resource Center on May 13, 2021.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/file

The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 96,380 to 8,061,278, state officials reported Saturday.

The number of new vaccinations was greater than on Friday, when 38,475 were reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 86.4 percent of the 9,333,640 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.

The total shots administered included 4,250,716 first shots and 3,554,065 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 256,497 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 3,810,562.

The department also reported 216 new confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 662,028. The department also reported four new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 17,544.

The state said 4,486 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 181 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

It also reported that 40,091 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 23.1 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 4,412 people, bringing that total to more than 1.3 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 .56 percent.

It said the rate would be .79 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.