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113 confirmed cases, 2 deaths, and 20,631 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

Skyler Yun, of Cambridge looks over as Haliima Nakibuuka, RN (L) applies a bandaid to the arm where she got her shot of the Moderna vaccine at Twelfth Baptist Church in April.
Skyler Yun, of Cambridge looks over as Haliima Nakibuuka, RN (L) applies a bandaid to the arm where she got her shot of the Moderna vaccine at Twelfth Baptist Church in April.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 20,631 to 8,256,062, state officials reported Saturday.

The number of new vaccinations was fewer than on Friday, when 28,744 were reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 87.6 percent of the 9,424,430 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.

The total shots administered included 4,305,479 first shots and 3,687,247 second shots. Those who have had their second shot of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully vaccinated.

The state reported a total of 263,336 people who have received Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine.

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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 3,950,583.

Massachusetts is in the midst of a high-stakes campaign to vaccinate 4.1 million adults in an effort to bring an end to a pandemic that has sickened hundreds of thousands and caused more than 17,000 deaths in the state.

The department, in a separate report, reported 113 new confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 662,778. The department also reported two new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 17,576.

The DPH said 2,792 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 136 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

The DPH also reported that 32,776 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 23.3 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 3,624 people, bringing that total to 1,370,894.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 0.44 percent.

The department said the rate would be 0.60 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.

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


Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.