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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, slightly increased to an average of 7.1 new cases per day (see right side of graph above).

Case Counts

Town of Barnstable:  11,762 total cases (positive residents) cumulatively to date, 99 new cases during the last two weeks. 

Barnstable County:  45,932 cases cumulatively to date resulting in 680 deaths of Barnstable County residents.   

Massachusetts:  1,925,311 cases of State of Massachusetts residents cumulatively to date, resulting in 20,769 confirmed deaths,

United States:  According to John Hopkins University, there have been a total of 98,262,431 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively in the United States resulting in 1,076,683 deaths nationwide as of November 17th.


Barnstable County Hospitalizations:  Cape Cod Healthcare reported to us that yesterday (Monday November 21st) there were a total of seventeen (17) patients who were being treated for COVID-19 at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals.  This represents a 32% decrease compared to last week. 

One of the seventeen patients, one was in intensive care yesterday.  

Massachusetts Hospitalizations:  According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, on November 8th there were a total of 156 patients primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.  In total, there were 562 patients hospitalized with COVID -19.  Of those 562 patients, 372 patients (66%) were reported to be fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.  

Hospital Admissions, National Forecasts:   The CDC reports that this week’s national ensemble has predicted that the number of new daily confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions will remain stable or have an uncertain trend, with 2,000 to 9,0000 new confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions to be likely reported on December 9, 2022.

Hospitalization Graph


Barnstable County Deaths:  There were six (6) deaths of Barnstable County residents during the past week.  

Massachusetts Deaths:  There were seventy-two (72) new, confirmed deaths of Massachusetts residents during the past seven days.  The average age of death was 80 years old.

Deaths, National Forecast:   The CDC reports that this week’s national ensemble has predicted that the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths will remain stable or have an uncertain trend over the next 4 weeks, with 1,000 to 4,400 new deaths likely reported in the week ending December 10, 2022. The national ensemble predicts that a total of 1,080,000 to 1,090,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by this date.  The state- and territory-level ensemble forecasts predicts that over the next 4 weeks, the number of newly reported deaths per week will remain stable or have an uncertain trend in all jurisdictions.

graph o f projected covid deaths

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 61% of the Massachusetts 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 low 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:

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