The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts has increased from 48,604 to 7,797,000, state officials reported on Saturday.
The number of new vaccinations was lower than on Friday, when 56,253 were reported.
The total number of shots administered was 85 percent of the 9,177,740 doses shipped to state providers so far, the Department of Public Health said.
The total number of shots administered included 4,164,408 first shots and 3,383,265 second shots. Those who have received their second injection of the currently approved two-dose vaccines are considered fully immunized.
The state has reported a total of 249,327 people who received the single-injection vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.
The number of people fully vaccinated – with either two injections of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one injection of Johnson & Johnson – rose to 3,632,592.
The department also reported 203 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 660,969. It also reported nine new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 17,504.
The state said 6,892 people have active cases of the potentially fatal virus and that 236 confirmed coronavirus patients were in hospital.
He reported that 45,028 more tests had been done for the coronavirus. The total number of tests administered has risen to more than 22.9 million. New antigen tests were performed on 3,457 people, bringing the total to over 1.3 million.
The state said the average seven-day positive test rate, calculated from the total number of tests administered, was 0.69%.
He said the rate would be 1.04% if the effect of university testing programs – in which asymptomatic people can be tested repeatedly with the aim of quickly identifying new cases – is taken into account.
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John Hilliard can be reached at [email protected]