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State reports 149 new COVID-19 cases on Cape and Islands
Cape Cod Times - 4/6/2021
Apr. 6—Editor's note: Because the state's daily COVID-19 dashboard was not updated on Sunday, Monday's report from the state Department of Public Health includes two days of data.
The state Department of Public Health said in its daily report Monday that Massachusetts had 2,912 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 149 on the Cape and Islands.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 607,967 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
There were two new deaths caused by COVID-19 reported in Barnstable County on Monday. Since March 2020, 448 people with COVID-19 on Cape Cod have died.
Barnstable County had 107 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Monday for a total of 12,539 since last March.
There were 34 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday for Dukes County on Martha's Vineyard for a total of 1,038 cases to date. Nantucket County, which has had 1,355 coronavirus cases, had eight new cases reported Monday.
The state Department of Public Health said that 707 people in Massachusetts were hospitalized with COVID-19, including 163 patients in intensive care units, 93 of whom were intubated.
State public health officials said that as of Sunday, Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis had 24 coronavirus patients, with one patient in the intensive care unit. Falmouth Hospital had 11 patients with COVID-19, with two in intensive care.
Martha's Vineyard Hospital and Nantucket Cottage Hospital had no patients with COVID-19.
Statewide, the average age of a COVID-19 patient at hospitalization on Monday was 64.
Public health officials said there were an estimated 35,167 active cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts. There were 76 new probable cases of COVID-19 for a total of 38,253 probable cases since last March, according to Monday's report.
Across Massachusetts, there were 43 new deaths of people with confirmed cases of coronavirus, making for a total of 16,981 fatalities statewide among confirmed cases since last March.
State public health officials said Monday there was one new death among probable cases. They said the total number of fatalities of people with probable cases stands at 344.
Monday's report said 113,587 new molecular tests have been conducted. The seven-day average positivity rate is 2.36%.
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