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60 confirmed cases, 1 death, and 18,503 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

William Ozone, 19, was one of the last people to receive a Covid-19 vaccination at Gillette Stadium.
William Ozone, 19, was one of the last people to receive a Covid-19 vaccination at Gillette Stadium.Christiana Botic for The Boston Globe

Massachusetts reported 60 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, and the seven-day average ticked down to 60 from 61.

The new cases brought the pandemic total to 663,538. The department also reported 1 new confirmed coronavirus death, bringing the state’s total to 17,623.

Another 18,503 coronavirus shots were administered, the Department of Public Health said.

Millions have been vaccinated against the virus that wracked the state for more than a year, and officials are trying to persuade even more to get their shots. With the protection from vaccines kicking in, key coronavirus metrics have dropped to levels not seen since early in the pandemic.


The DPH said 1,510 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 99 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

The DPH also reported that 32,214 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 23.70 million.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 0.31 percent.

The department said the rate would be 0.41 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 vaccinations reported Friday was larger than on Thursday, when 16,636 were reported. The new vaccinations brought the total to 8,523,508.

The total number of shots administered amounted to around 89 percent of the 9,575,450 doses shipped to providers in the state so far.

The total shots administered included 4,385,926 first shots and 3,864,644 second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot vaccines. It also included 272,938 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 4,137,582.


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

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

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