Incidence Rate in the Town of Barnstable
The average daily COVID-19 incidence rate of Town of Barnstable residents, calculated from case reports received during the past fourteen days, decreased to an average of 7.7 new cases per day (see right side of graph).
Local, County, State, and Nationwide Cumulative Case Counts and Death Counts
Town of Barnstable: 11,612 total cases (positive residents) cumulatively to date, 108 new cases during the last two weeks.
Barnstable County: 45,356 cases cumulatively to date resulting in 666 deaths of Barnstable County residents. This includes four (4) deaths of Barnstable County residents during the past two weeks.
Massachusetts: 1,909,721 cases of State of Massachusetts residents cumulatively to date, 20,545 confirmed deaths, 171 deaths in the last two weeks. .
United States: According to John Hopkins University, there have been a total of 97,414,382 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively in the United States resulting in 1,070,064 deaths nationwide as of October 28th.
Hospitalizations in Barnstable County
Cape Cod Healthcare reported to us today that there were a total of twenty-five (25) patients who were being treated for COVID-19 at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals yesterday. Three (3) of the twenty-five patients were in intensive care.
Hospitalizations in Massachusetts
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, on October 25th there were a total of 239 patients primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 in Massachusetts. In total, there were 764 patients hospitalized with COVID -19. Of those 764 patients, 488 patients (642%) were reported to be fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.
Deaths of Massachusetts Residents During the Past Week
There were eighty-six (86) new, confirmed deaths of Massachusetts residents during the past seven days. The average age of death was 79 years old.
Vaccination and Booster Status/ Barnstable County Residents
Eighty percent (80%) of the Barnstable County residents are fully vaccinated. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Barnstable County residents received booster doses after being fully vaccinated, compared to 60% of the Massachusetts population and compared to 49% of the national population.
COVID-19 Community Level Designation & Prevention Steps
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to classify 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 by the CDC:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines;
- Get tested if you have symptoms.
- 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
Thomas McKean, RS, CHO,
Director of Public Health