More than 29,000 coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in Massachusetts during the most recent day of vax data on Wednesday, as the state is set to eclipse 3.7 million fully vaxxed people in the next day.
Meanwhile, state health officials on Wednesday reported 3 more virus deaths and 100 new cases, a continued downward trend as the state’s estimated number of active infections keeps plunging. The seven-day average of 117 cases is the lowest of the pandemic.
Almost 7.9 million total vax doses have been given since the start of the state’s rollout, according to the state Department of Public Health’s daily vaccination report on Wednesday.
The grand total of 7.9 million breaks down to nearly 4.2 million people who have received at least one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine; more than 3.4 million people who have received both doses of Pfizer or Moderna; and 252,212 people who have received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Those figures represent an increase of 29,161 doses from Tuesday’s total.
Overall, 3,693,979 people in Massachusetts have been fully vaccinated. The state is on track to hit its goal of 4.1 million fully vaxxed people this month.
More than 9.2 million doses have been shipped to the Bay State, and more than 85% of total doses shipped to the state have been administered.
After the state’s 100 new virus cases on Wednesday, the number of estimated active cases across the state is now 5,431 cases — a significant drop from 36,775 cases last month. Cases have been plummeting amid the vax rollout.
Wednesday’s 3 new virus deaths bring the state’s total recorded death toll to 17,523.
Statewide hospitalizations have also been dropping. Hospitalizations on Wednesday went down to 216 patients.