Cape Cod Coronavirus Update: 1,038 Cases on May 8

There are now 1,038 confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on Cape Cod according to the state of Massachusetts numbers that are reported daily. That’s an increase of 17 new cases today. The weekly numbers for each town on the Cape are out today, released by the state. These numbers tend to be more reliable and regular than some of the reports released by the town health departments. In our table below, find numbers for the number of reported cases for each town. For some columns, there are state numbers (unmarked) and town numbers (t). In some cases, there are numbers for the number of people who have recovered from the virus, the number of people in the hospital, and the number of deaths. We update numbers that the town reports when we find an update on the town web site. There are differences in the number of cases that a town reports, and the numbers that show up on the weekly state reports. See the key below the chart for more information on the symbols used.

Cape Cod/ Barnstable County Coronavirus Cases by Town

Town on the Cape# of CasesOther #’s
Bourne124
Falmouth136/t136
Sandwich67^65/59 rcv/4 actv/2 dth/0 hsp
Mashpee42
Barnstable238/t223
Yarmouth80/t8727 actv/58 rcv/2 dth
Dennis54/t51^9 dth
Brewster91/t92/t72 ltc
Harwich96/t94(t61 ltc/32 com/6 dth (4 ltc)
Chatham10/t12
Orleans14/t13
Eastham10t9/6 rcv/3 actv
Wellfleet<5
Truro108 rcv/1 actv
Provincetown21t28/26 rcv/1 actv/1 dth
**Other
Total1038

Abbreviations and symbols on the chart:

  • case numbers are taken from the weekly state report unless marked with t
  • actv=active
  • rcv=recovered
  • hsp=hospitalized
  • dth=death
  • *s#=state number
  • com=community spread
  • ltc=long term care

To make things even more complicated than that, Cape Cod Community Alert Heatmap shows totals that don’t agree with the state or the town numbers. Here is an interactive version of the map.


Cape-Cod-Coronavirus image Photo:  JR Korpa- Unsplash

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