There are now just 100 COVID patients in Massachusetts hospitals, as vaccination rates plateau

The number of active COVID-19 Massachusetts infections continued to decline on Monday and have now dropped to 1,876 from 1,898 the previous day.

Massachusetts health officials reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. Officials also reported 5 more deaths related to COVID, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 17,612.

The 7-day average of positive tests remains at 0.34%, as the data shows.

For the third straight week, according to the latest community-level data released Thursday, there were still no communities in Massachusetts at high risk for the spread of COVID. For the second week in a row, there were no cities or towns in yellow either.

There are currently 100 patients hospitalized in Massachusetts with COVID-19, up from 108 reported on Sunday. These include 33 in the intensive care unit and 15 currently intubated, data show.

Since the pandemic began more than a year ago, 663,299 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Massachusetts.

A total of 8,459,574 doses of vaccine have been administered in Massachusetts to date, and 4,095,494 residents are now fully vaccinated. About 62% of the state received at least one dose, and 58% are now fully vaccinated. According to the data, the proportion of partially vaccinated residents has been the same for about a week, the proportion of fully vaccinated residents for five days.

Total number of COVID cases by district:

Barnstable Ward: 13,932

Berkshire County: 6,546

Bristol Borough: 66,876

County Dukes: 1,414

Essex County: 97,894

Franklin County: 2,581

Hampden County: 52,405

County of Hampshire: 9,158

Middlesex County: 135,286

Nantucket County: 1,519

Norfolk County: 54,984

Plymouth County: 49,268

Suffolk County: 93,060

Worcester County: 77,362

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