Massachusetts health officials reported another 4,081 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths Monday, in a report covering the weekend.
The report pushed the state's number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 708,042 since the start of the pandemic and its death toll to 17,857.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health no longer releases daily COVID data over the weekend, so Monday reports include information from Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Massachusetts' COVID metrics, tracked on the Department of Public Health's interactive coronavirus dashboard, are far lower than they were several months ago, though they have been rising in recent weeks. While breakthrough cases are being reported, officials say most new cases, and especially serious infections, are in the unvaccinated.
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Massachusetts' seven-day average of positive tests dipped to 2.51% 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 above 600 to 603; the figure was once nearly 4,000, but averaged under 85 in July. Of those currently hospitalized, 157 are fully vaccinated, 156 are listed as being in intensive care units and 96 are intubated.
Nearly 9.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in Massachusetts. That includes nearly 4.7 million first shots and under 4.2 million second shots of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. There have been more than 301,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered.
Health officials on Monday reported that a total of 4,494,564 Massachusetts residents have been fully vaccinated.