Incidence Rate in the Town of Barnstable
The average daily incidence rate, calculated from case reports received during the past fourteen days, decreased in the Town of Barnstable to an average of 10.6 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 10,784 Town of Barnstable residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to date. In Barnstable County, there have been a total of 41,790 confirmed cases cumulatively resulting in 621 deaths of Barnstable County residents.. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported there have been a total of 1,803,391 positive cases in the State of Massachusetts cumulatively to date in the State, resulting in 21,176 deaths. In the United States overall, according to the John Hopkins University, there have been 91,120,369 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively resulting in 1,029,270 deaths nationwide as of July 28th.
Hospitalizations in Barnstable County
Cape Cod Healthcare reported that on July 28th there were a total of twenty (20) patients who were being treated for COVID-19 at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals. One (1) of the twenty patients was in intensive care.
Hospitalizations in Massachusetts
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, on July 26 there were a total of 171 patients primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 in Massachusetts. In total, there were 616 patents hospitalized with COVID -19. Of those 616 patients, 372 patients (60%) were reported to be fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.
Deaths of Massachusetts Residents During the Past Week
There were thirty-eight (38) new, confirmed deaths of Massachusetts residents during the past seven days. The average age of death was 77 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.. These statuses have not changed during the past month.
Medium COVID-19 Community Level Designation/ Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to classify this area, the 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:
- If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines;
- Get tested if you have symptoms.
Thomas McKean, RS, CHO,
Director of Public Health