Local Average Daily Incidence Rate
The average daily incidence rate decreased by 19% compared to one week ago.
Community Level Designation- Medium
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies 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.
Reported Case Counts and Deaths
Town of Barnstable: 12,655 total positive residents cumulatively to date, 67 new cases during the last two weeks (LOWER). Average daily incidence rate 9.8 per 100,000 (LOWER); positivity rate 7.6% (LOWER).
Barnstable County: 49,493 cases, 266 new cases in the last two weeks; 779 deaths cumulatively, 6 deaths during the last week.
Massachusetts: 2,021,700 cases of State of Massachusetts residents cumulatively to date, 7,050 cases in the last two weeks; 22,304 deaths cumulatively, 87 new confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The average age of death during the past week was 80 years old.
United States: According to John Hopkins University, there have been a total of 103,584,626 positive COVID-19 cases cumulatively in the United States, 1,121,667 nationwide deaths cumulatively as of March 3, 2023
Local Hospitalizations- Decreased
Local hospitalizations deceased by 36% compared to one week ago. There were a total of nine (9) patients being treated for COVID-19 at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals on March 2, 2023,. One of the nine patients was in intensive care.
Deaths and hospitalizations in the United States decreased by 3% and 10%, respectively, compared to the previous week according to data provided by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Also, the number of new positive cases decreased by 5% compared to the previous week.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were global decreases in the number of cases and number of deaths during the month of February, compared to the previous month. There were 4.8 million new cases and more than 39,000 deaths were reported globally from January 30 to February 26, 2023.
The following prevention steps are recommended by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC:
- If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) when indoors in public.
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Maintain ventilation improvements.
- Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
- Follow recommendations for isolation if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 (stay at home for five days, do not travel, wear a mask, etc).
- Follow the recommendations for what to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 (i.e. wear a mask, get tested if you develop symptoms).
Thomas McKean, RS, CHO,
Director of Public Health
TOWN OF BARNSTABLE