Cape Cod Coronavirus Update: 1,137 Cases on May 15

There are now 1,137 confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on Cape Cod according to the state of Massachusetts. That’s an increase of 18 new cases since yesterday and it was a moderate testing day again today with 11,318 new tests reported statewide today. The weekly numbers for each town on the Cape are out every Wednesday, 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 columns for town, county and state counts of Coronavirus cases. Sometimes, 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 Town Count County Count State Count Other #’s
Bourne 153 133 <10 actv
Falmouth 152 163 150
Sandwich 73 37 74 60 rcv/11 actv/2 dth/0 hsp
Mashpee 45
Barnstable 257 199 267
Yarmouth 103 95 96 40 actv/61 rcv/2 dth
Dennis 72 78 9 dth
Brewster 96 120 91 73 ltc
Harwich 94 90 106
Chatham 14 10 12
Orleans 13 11 15
Eastham 9 7 10 6 rcv/3 actv
Wellfleet 2 <5
Truro 5 9 8 rcv/1 actv
Provincetown 28 6 21 27 rcv/0 actv/1 dth
Total 1,137

Abbreviations and symbols on the chart:

  • actv=active
  • rcv=recovered
  • hsp=hospitalized
  • dth=death
  • 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.


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