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1,677 cases, 25 deaths, and 74,520 shots, including J&J doses: See today’s COVID-19 data from Mass.

A box of the Moderna vaccine sat on a shelf.
A box of the Moderna vaccine sat on a shelf.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts got a small boost from the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and rose by 74,520 to 2,005,800, state officials reported Friday.

The number of new vaccinations was greater than on Thursday, when 62,433 were reported.

The total shots administered so far included 1,355,389 first shots and 646,005 second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer two-shot vaccines. It also included 4,406 shots of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which began arriving in the state this week.

The number of fully vaccinated people — those who have gotten two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines plus those who have gotten one shot of the J&J vaccine — rose to 650,411, the Department of Public Health reported.


Massachusetts is in the midst of a high-stakes campaign to vaccinate 4.1 million adults in an effort to bring an end to a pandemic that has ravaged the state and killed nearly 16,000 people.

The department, in a separate report, announced 1,677 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 556,307. The department also reported 25 new confirmed coronavirus deaths, bringing the state’s total to 15,992.

The DPH said 27,382 people were estimated to have active cases of the potentially deadly virus, and 716 confirmed coronavirus patients were in the hospital.

The DPH also reported that 106,263 more tests had been conducted for coronavirus. The total number of tests administered climbed to more than 16.6 million. New antigen tests had been completed for 2,989 people, bringing that total to 574,434.

The DPH reported that the seven-day average rate of positive tests, which is calculated from the total number of tests administered, was at 1.82 percent.

The department said the rate would be 3.1 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 state’s case and death numbers plunged after the peak of the second surge earlier this year, but in recent days the decline has slowed and the metrics have ticked up and down. Public officials remain concerned about a possible resurgence due to new coronavirus variants, and they’re asking people to continue taking precautions and to get vaccinated when it’s their turn.

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