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62 new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Cape and Islands
Cape Cod Times - 3/23/2021
Mar. 23—The state Department of Public Health said in its daily report Monday that Massachusetts had 1,103 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 62 on the Cape and Islands.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 580,683 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
There were no new deaths caused by COVID-19 reported in Barnstable County on Monday. Since March 2020, 429 people with COVID-19 on Cape Cod have died.
Barnstable County on Cape Cod had 57 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Monday for a total of 11,301 cases since March 2020.
Dukes County on Martha's Vineyard had one new case Monday for a total of 892 to date. Nantucket County, which has had 1,241 coronavirus cases, had four new cases reported Monday.
The state Department of Public Health said Monday that 603 people in Massachusetts were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 145 patients in intensive care units, 88 of whom were intubated.
According to the Monday report, as of Sunday, Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis had 22 coronavirus patients, three of whom were in intensive care. Falmouth Hospital had three COVID-19 patients, with one patient in the ICU.
Martha's Vineyard Hospital had no COVID-19 patients on Sunday.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital had two patients with COVID-19 on Sunday.
Statewide, the average age of a COVID-19 patient at hospitalization on Monday was 61.
Public health officials said there were an estimated 27,341 active cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts. There were 103 new probable cases of COVID-19 for a total of 35,191 probable cases since March 2020, according to Monday's report.
Across Massachusetts, there were 27 new deaths of people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, making for a total of 16,558 fatalities statewide among confirmed cases since March 2020.
State public health officials said Monday there were no new deaths among probable cases. The total number of fatalities of people with probable cases stands at 336.
State public health officials said 36,869 new molecular tests have been conducted. They said the seven-day average positivity rate is 2%.
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