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63 confirmed cases, 1 death, and 10,692 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

Chester Niles received the COVID-19 vaccine in Pittsfield during a mobile vaccine clinic.
Chester Niles received the COVID-19 vaccine in Pittsfield during a mobile vaccine clinic.Erin Clark/Globe Staff

Massachusetts reported 63 new confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the pandemic total to 663,729.

The state also reported 1 new confirmed coronavirus death, bringing the state’s total to 17,629.

Another 10,692 coronavirus vaccinations were also administered, the Department of Public Health said

Millions of people in the state have been vaccinated and protected against the coronavirus, which racked the state and disrupted daily life for more than a year. Key metrics have dropped to levels not seen since the early days of the pandemic.

The DPH said 1,361 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 104 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.


The DPH also reported that 19,683 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 23.79 million.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 0.33 percent.

The department said the rate would be 0.43 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 Tuesday was greater than on Monday, when 7,920 were reported. The new vaccinations brought the total administered in Massachusetts to 8,601,833.

The total number of shots administered amounted to around 89.6 percent of the 9,601,760 doses shipped to providers in the state so far.

The total shots administered included 4,405,772 first shots and 3,920,968 second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot vaccines. It also included 275,093 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 4,196,061.


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