47 new COVID-19 cases on Cape and Islands – Cape Cod Times

The state Department of Public Health said in its daily report Thursday that Massachusetts had 2,096 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 47 on the Cape and Islands. 

Since the pandemic began, the state has had 723,633 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There were no deaths caused by COVID-19 in Barnstable County over the course of the last two weeks. Nor were there any new COVID-19 deaths reported in Dukes and Nantucket counties last week. 

Barnstable County had 44 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday for a total of 15,924 since last March 2020.  

Dukes County on Martha’s Vineyard had three new cases Thursday for a total of 1,733 to date. Nantucket County had no new cases over the past week and has had a total of 1,865 coronavirus cases to date. 

The state Department of Public Health said that 622 people in Massachusetts were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 166 patients in intensive care units, 93 of whom were intubated. 

The DPH started reporting the number of hospitalized patients who were vaccinated on Aug. 18, 2021. As of Sept. 4, there were 4,522,279 fully vaccinated people and there were 23,858 COVID-19 cases in vaccinated people — with 762 of those cases resulting in hospitalization and 162 cases resulting in death, based on information reported to date. 

State public health officials said in the Thursday report that as of Wednesday, Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis had 15 coronavirus patients, with three patients in intensive care. Falmouth Hospital had four COVID-19 patients, with one patient in the intensive care unit. 

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital had one COVID-19 patient. Nantucket Cottage Hospital had none.

There were 311 new probable cases of COVID-19 for a total of 51,516 probable cases since March 2020, according to Thursday’s report. 

Across Massachusetts, there were 18 new deaths of people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, making for a total of 17,954 fatalities statewide among confirmed cases since March 2020.  

State public health officials said Thursday there were no deaths among probable cases. They said the total number of fatalities of people with probable cases stands at 378. 

State public health officials said 84,745 new molecular tests have been conducted. They said the seven-day average positivity rate is 2.48%. 

State officials on Thursday reported that 4,534,825 people in Massachusetts have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. 

As of Sept. 7, 72% of the state’s population had received at least one dose, compared to 63% of the national population. 

The cumulative percentage of individuals who are fully vaccinated in Barnstable County is 72%. In Martha’s Vineyard it is 90% and on Nantucket it is 89%. 

For those who are eligible to receive the vaccine, 12 years old or older, Barnstable County is at 79% vaccinated, Dukes County is 102% vaccinated and Nantucket is at 103%. 

Percent positivity is calculated using molecular tests only. It is calculated by dividing the number of positive tests by the total number of tests during the time period.  

Barnstable County over the last 14 days has had a percent positivity of 3.76%, while the state’s 14-day percent positivity is 2.51% 

Below is each town’s positivity rate over the course of the last 14 days, case counts in the last 14 days, and total case counts. Barnstable: 4.61, 170, 4,642/ Bourne 3.39, 64, 1,467/ Brewster 2.77, 25, 590/ Chatham 3.94, 15, 371/ Dennis 3.52, 31, 917 / Eastham 3.79, 10, 237 / Falmouth 3.67, 90, 1,787 / Harwich 3.2, 28, 851 / Mashpee 4.26, 45, 980 / Orleans 2.62, 10, 332 / Provincetown 1.17, *, 333 / Sandwich 5.38, 83, 1,387 / Truro 3.5, 7, 110 / Wellfleet 2.54, *, 111 / Yarmouth 3.04, 52, 1,809. 

Contact Denise Coffey at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @DeniseCoffeyCCT. 

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