Massachusetts health officials on Sunday reported that more than 48,000 coronavirus vaccine doses were given during the most recent day of vaccine data, as officials also reported 41 new virus deaths and 1,281 new cases.
The state Department of Public Health’s daily vaccination report on Sunday showed 2,117,862 total doses have been administered — 1,414,186 people who have received at least one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine; 691,535 people who have received both doses of Pfizer or Moderna; and 12,141 people who have received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
That’s an increase of 48,234 shots from Saturday’s statewide total. The previous daily vaccinations were 63,828 doses; 74,520 doses; and 62,433 doses.
Overall, 703,676 people in Massachusetts have been fully vaccinated.
More than 2.4 million doses have been shipped to the Bay State, and more than 87% of total doses shipped to the state have been administered.
Sunday’s tally of 1,281 new virus cases follows the recent trend of lower infection counts that have plateaued in the 1,000 to 2,000 range for the last few weeks. The seven-day average of confirmed cases is now 1,111 cases, a decline from 6,241 cases in the first week of January.
The state’s count of estimated active cases is down to 27,320 cases, a drop from 98,750 cases at the start of the year.
Sunday’s 41 new virus deaths bring the state’s total recorded death toll to 16,417. The seven-day average of daily deaths is now 37, down from 77 daily deaths in late January. That figure peaked at 175 daily deaths in late April.
Statewide hospitalizations have also been decreasing. Hospitalizations on Sunday dropped by 22 patients, bringing the total to 665 patients.
The seven-day average of the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has declined from 2,347 patients at the start of January to an average of 736 patients now.
Of the state’s 16,417 total deaths from the virus, 8,676 deaths have been in long-term care facilities.