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Mass. Confirms 3,283 New COVID Cases, 12 New Deaths Over the Weekend

More than 138,000 booster shots have now been given in Massachusetts

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NBC10 Boston

Massachusetts health officials reported another 3,283 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths Monday, in a report that includes data from over the weekend.

The report pushed the state's number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 762,675 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 18,272.

Massachusetts' COVID metrics, tracked on the Department of Public Health's interactive coronavirus dashboard, dashboard, are far lower than they were in spring, and while all of the major ones have risen from their lowest points, some have dipped in recent weeks. Reports on Mondays, or Tuesdays after holiday weekends, include all the data reported since Friday's update.

Massachusetts' seven-day average of positive tests fell to 1.69% Monday. It was once above 30%, but had dropped under 0.5% until the delta variant began surging in the state.

The number of patients in Massachusetts hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 cases dropped to 581; the figure was once nearly 4,000, but averaged under 85 at one point in July. Of those currently hospitalized, 178 are fully vaccinated, 164 are in intensive care units and 99 are intubated.

Dr. Shira Doron of Tufts Medical Center and Dr. Davidson Hamer of Boston University answered common questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, including what the booster shot

Over 9.6 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Massachusetts.

That includes, from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, more than 4.8 million first shots, over 4.3 million second shots and more than 138,000 booster shots. There have been more than 313,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered.

Health officials on Monday reported that a total of 4,643,300 Massachusetts residents have been fully vaccinated.

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