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Alice Kobres was the last person to receive the Covid-19 vaccination at Gillette Stadium on Monday evening. The mass vaccination site at Gillette Stadium administered its final doses before closing down as the Baker administration continues to shift its vaccine campaign to focus on more local and targeted outreach.

55 cases, 2 deaths, and 47,980 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass.

The DPH said 2,429 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 124 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

A healthcare worker administers a test at a Covid-19 testing facility outside the Hillcrest Recreational Center in Washington, D.C.

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the US before the world ever became aware of a dangerous new virus erupting in China.

California Governor Gavin Newsom held up a lottery ball at the California Lottery Headquarters earlier this month, while drawing numbers for California's new vaccine incentive program. Massachusetts is joining California, Ohio and other states in trying a vaccine lottery to persuade holdouts to get their shots.

Mass. joins several other states already deploying vaccine lotteries

Ohio saw a bump in vaccinations after the governor announced a similar lottery vaccine program there in May and California is offering more than $100 million in total prizes for those who get vaccinated.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Watch live: Governor Baker is set to make an announcement about vaccinations

Governor Baker is set to speak about the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Danasia Bennett of Mattapan, receives her first dose of  the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Sgt. Santo DellAquila of the Massachusetts Army National Guard at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center vaccine clinic at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge on April 20, 2021.

Charts: A good summer appears on the horizon as coronavirus numbers drop to low levels

How are we doing? Another week of data brought more encouraging signs in the state’s battle against the coronavirus.

Former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Stephen Hahn during a coronavirus briefing at the White House in August 2020.

Trump’s FDA commissioner joins Flagship, the Cambridge firm that launched Moderna

While at the FDA, Stephen Hahn oversaw the federal agency's pandemic-related efforts, including therapeutics and vaccine development, devices, diagnostics, and clinical trials.

Delaney (foreground), 8, Aiyana, 10, and Laila, 10, used the exercise machines at the Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester. Masks will continue to be required indoors this summer, though they can come off outside.

Summer camp is back, but coronavirus precautions remain

After being closed, operating remotely, or dealing with restrictions last year, day and overnight camps are getting ready to welcome children this summer. The camps, however, will contend with challenges, especially with children under 12 who are not eligible for vaccines.

Pallbearers, who were among only 10 allowed mourners, walked the casket for internment at the funeral for Larry Hammond, who died from the coronavirus, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans in April 2020.

As US COVID-19 death toll nears 600,000, racial gaps persist

The CDC estimates that Native Americans, Latinos, and Black people are two to three times more likely than white people to die of COVID-19.