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Incidence Rate in the Town of Barnstable

The average daily incidence rate, calculated from case reports received during the past fourteen days, slightly increased in the Town of Barnstable to an average of 11.6 new COVID-19 cases per day (see right side of graph).   

Local, County, State, and Nationwide Cumulative Case and Cumulative Death Counts

A cumulative total of 10,629 Town of Barnstable residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to date.  In Barnstable County, there have been a total of 41,096 confirmed cases cumulatively resulting in 610 deaths of Barnstable County residents..  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported there have been a total of 1,783,187 positive cases in the State of Massachusetts cumulatively to date in the State, resulting in 19,818 deaths.  In the United States overall, according to the John Hopkins University, there have been 89,294,382 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively resulting in 1,023,258 deaths nationwide as of this date (July 14th).

Hospitalizations in Barnstable County

Cape Cod Healthcare reported that on July 13th  there were a total of twenty-five (25) patients who were being treated for COVID-19 at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals.  Two of these patients were in intensive care.

Hospitalizations in Massachusetts 

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, on July 12th there were a total of 552 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Massachusetts.  Of those 552 patients, 352 patients (64%) were reported to be fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.  

Deaths of Massachusetts Residents During the Past Week

There were thirty-one (31) new, confirmed deaths of Massachusetts residents during the past six days.  The average age of death was 82 years old.  

Booster Status/  Percentage of Barnstable County Residents

Sixty-two (62%) of Barnstable County residents received booster doses after being fully vaccinated, compared to 58% of the Massachusetts population and  compared to 48% of the national population..

Medium COVID-19 Community Level Designation/ Recommendations 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies this area (all fifteen towns of Barnstable County) as being at a medium COVID-19 community level.   Community levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital admissions and the total number of COVID-19 cases in an area.  

The following prevention steps are recommended:

Respectfully submitted,
Thomas McKean, RS, CHO,  Director of Public Health