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State confirms 66 new COVID-19 cases on Cape, Islands
Cape Cod Times - 3/18/2021
Mar. 18—The state Department of Public Health said in its daily report Wednesday that Massachusetts had 1,640 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 66 on the Cape and Islands.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 572,278 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
There were no new deaths caused by COVID-19 reported in Barnstable County on Wednesday. One new death was reported for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Since March 2020, 424 people with COVID-19 on Cape Cod have died. The state has reported four total deaths for the Islands.
Barnstable County on Cape Cod had 62 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Wednesday for a total of 10,872 since last March.
Dukes County on Martha's Vineyard had one new case Wednesday for a total of 884 to date. Nantucket County, which has had 1,221 coronavirus cases, had three new cases reported Wednesday.
The state Department of Public Health said that 620 people in Massachusetts were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 158 patients in intensive care units, 102 of whom were intubated.
State public health officials said that as of Tuesday, Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis had 19 coronavirus patients, two of whom were in intensive care. Falmouth Hospital had five patients with COVID-19, with none in intensive care.
Martha's Vineyard Hospital and Nantucket Cottage Hospital each had one patient with COVID-19.
Statewide, the average age of a COVID-19 patient at hospitalization on Wednesday was 61.
Public health officials said there were an estimated 25,397 active cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts. There were 71 new probable cases of COVID-19 for a total of 34,099 probable cases since last March, according to Wednesday's report.
Across Massachusetts, there were 44 new deaths of people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, making for a total of 16,399 fatalities statewide among confirmed cases since last March.
State public health officials said Wednesday there were no new deaths among probable cases. They said the total number of fatalities of people with probable cases stands at 333.
State public health officials said Wednesday that 97,965 new molecular tests have been conducted. They said the seven-day average positivity rate is 1.92%.
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