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Vaccinations approach 4M as all Mass. communities now in state's lowest risk categories

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More than 3.91 million Massachusetts residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Thursday's report from the Department of Public Health.

That's about 55.7% of the state population.

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So far, about 9.39 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been shipped to Massachusetts, of which about 8.21 million, or 87.4%, have been administered.

The DPH also reported an additional 85 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 662,544 since the start of the pandemic.

State health officials also added 7 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths to the state's total, which is now 17,566.

An estimated 3,191 cases are active across Massachusetts, according to the report.

The report said 171 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized in Massachusetts, of which 52 were reported to be in an intensive care unit.

Weekly data released by the Massachusetts DPH showed that every community in the state was now out of the "Red" high risk COVID-19 category. Additionally, no communities were in the state's "Yellow" COVID-19 risk category, the first time since reporting on town-by-town risk levels began.

38 Massachusetts communities were in the state's "Green" category, which usually means 15 or less total COVID-19 cases.

313 communities were in the state's Grey category, which for most smaller communities means 10 or less COVID-19 cases.

Massachusetts COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and fatalities

Massachusetts vaccination progress

New data is typically published daily around 5 p.m. and weekly reports are typically released on Thursdays, also around 5 p.m.

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