BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts has cleared a key bar in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. More than 4.1 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts to date, with the exact total rounding out to 4,115,668 according to the CDC. To put that number in context, it's about 58.5% of the state's population based on the latest census numbers.
Gov. Charlie Baker's Administration had set a goal to vaccinate 4.1 million people back at the beginning of the state's vaccination campaign. Massachusetts is one of the highest-vaccinated states in the country, with only the other New England states and Hawaii in the same league for first-doses given out.
More than 2,660,000 people have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and more than 220,000 have received a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. More than 6,600,000 doses have been given out in total.
There were 795 new cases reported on Saturday, along with 8 new deaths.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) has more: