Mass. Confirms 4,039 New COVID Cases, 6 New Deaths Over the Weekend

Nearly 10.5 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts health officials reported another 4,039 confirmed COVID-19 cases and six 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 807,204 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 18,695.



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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 ticked down to 1.86% 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 rose to 516; the figure was once nearly 4,000, but reached under an average of 85 at one point in July. Of those currently hospitalized, 179 are vaccinated, 138 are in intensive care units and 72 are intubated.

NBC10 Boston asked three top Boston doctors Tuesday about ivermectin, COVID vaccination guidelines for the immunocompromised and the latest on vaccines for children during the weekly “COVID Q&A” series.

Nearly 10.5 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Massachusetts.

That includes, from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, under 5.1 million first shots, more than 4.4 million second shots and over 631,000 booster shots. There have been more than 322,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered.

Health officials on Monday reported that a total of 4,759,166 Massachusetts residents have been fully vaccinated.

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