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Updated (Hospitalizations 1-4-2023)

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, increased to an average of 10.8 new cases per day.

Case Counts

Town of Barnstable:  12,136 total cases (positive residents) cumulatively to date, 152 new cases during the last two weeks. 

Barnstable County:  47,488 cases, 630 cases in the last two weeks; 722 deaths cumulatively, 12 deaths in the last 2 weeks

Massachusetts:  1,968,237 cases of State of Massachusetts residents cumulatively to date, 17,708 cases in the last two weeks; 21,262 confirmed deaths, 211 deaths in the last two weeks. 

United States:  According to John Hopkins University, there have been a total of 100,759,251 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively in the United States resulting in 1,092,679 deaths nationwide as of today, January 3, 2023.

Hospitalizations
Barnstable County Hospitalizations:  The number of hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients has increased.  Cape Cod Healthcare reported to us that yesterday, on January 3rd, there were a total of forty-one (41) patients who were being treated for COVID-19 at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals.  Two (2) of the forty-one patients were in an intensive care unit (ICU) on that date.

Massachusetts Hospitalizations:  According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, on December 27th, there were a total of 361 patients primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.  In total, there were 1149 patients hospitalized with COVID -19.  Of those 1,149 patients, 728 patients (63%) were reported to be fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.

Massachusetts Hospitalizations:  According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, on December 27th, there were a total of 361 patients primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.  In total, there were 1149 patients hospitalized with COVID -19.  Of those 1,149 patients, 728 patients (63%) were reported to be fully vaccinated when they contracted COVID-19.  

Vaccination and Booster Status/ Barnstable County Residents

Eighty-one percent (81%) of the Barnstable County residents are fully vaccinated.  Sixty-five percent (65%) of Barnstable County residents received at least one booster dose after being fully vaccinated, compared to 62% of the Massachusetts population. 

Barnstable County Medium 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:

  • 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. 
  • Get tested if you have symptoms;
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas McKean, RS, CHO, 

Director of Public Health