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Mass. reports 36,410 new COVID-19 vaccinations Sunday, 31 confirmed cases, one death

Keyanna Robinson, 16, of Boston, speaks with Alexandra Buyuk, a Cataldo Ambulance EMT on the train before getting the COVID shot earlier this month on the state's Vax Express train.
Keyanna Robinson, 16, of Boston, speaks with Alexandra Buyuk, a Cataldo Ambulance EMT on the train before getting the COVID shot earlier this month on the state's Vax Express train.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 36,410 to 8,583,221, state officials reported Sunday.

The number of new vaccinations was greater than on Saturday, when 23,303 were reported.

The total number of shots administered amounted to 89.4 percent of the 9,597,140 doses shipped to providers in the state so far, the Department of Public Health said.

The total shots administered included 4,398,862 first shots and 3,909,988 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 274,371 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 4,184,359.

Experts and public officials say the protection offered by the vaccines is making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

The department, in a separate report, reported 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 663,625. The department also reported one new confirmed coronavirus death, bringing the state’s total to 17,626.

The DPH said 1,432 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 96 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

The DPH also reported that 21,304 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 23.7 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 2,009 people, bringing that total to 1,410,327.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 0.29 percent.

The department said the rate would be 0.39 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.


John Hilliard can be reached at john.hilliard@globe.com. Gal Tziperman Lotan can be reached at gal.lotan@globe.com or at 617-929-2043.