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Mass. Confirms 76 New COVID Cases, 3 More Deaths

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Massachusetts health officials reported another 76 confirmed coronavirus cases and three new deaths on Thursday.

The day's numbers pushed the state's confirmed COVID-19 caseload to 663,898 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,633.

The state's COVID metrics, tracked on the Department of Public Health's interactive coronavirus dashboard, have been falling for months, and many are at or near record lows.

The number of patients in Massachusetts hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 cases fell to 102; the figure was once nearly 4,000. Of those currently hospitalized, 29 are listed as being in intensive care units and 11 are intubated.

Once above 30%, Massachusetts' seven-day average of positive tests increased to 0.37%.

More than 8.6 million vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts as of Thursday. That includes over 4.4 million first shots and more than 3.9 million second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. There have been more than 276,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered.

Health officials on Thursday reported that a total of 4,217,289 Bay State residents have been fully vaccinated.

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