Cape Cod Coronavirus Update: 961 Cases on May 4

There are now 961 confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on Cape Cod according to the state of Massachusetts numbers that are reported daily. With an increase of 59 new cases since our last report, it just proves how prevalent the virus is in our communities. Yesterday was a huge testing day in Massachusetts also, with a total of 15,652 tests reported yesterday. This makes it the second-heaviest testing day so far and that is great news. We’ve been calling for more testing for a very long time now.
The weekly numbers for each town on the Cape are reported every Wednesday by the state and 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 (^) and in some cases, there are numbers for the number of people who have recovered from the virus and the number of deaths.
There are differences in the number of cases that a town reports, and the numbers that show up on the weekly state reports. To make things even more complicated than that, Cape Cod Healthcare numbers are another set of numbers that don’t always align with either set of numbers. See the key below the chart for more information on the symbols used.

Cape Cod Coronavirus by Town

Town on the Cape# of CasesOther #’s
Sandwich66^63/51 rcv/9 actv/2 dth/1 hsp
Yarmoutht7419 actv/53 rcv/2 dth
Dennis51^9 dth
Brewstert92/87 *s#72 ltc
Eastham10^9/6 rcv/3 actv
Truro98 rcv/1 actv
Provincetown21^28/26 rcv/1 actv/1 dth

Notes and a key to symbols on the chart:

  • case # taken from the weekly state report (4/22/2020) unless marked with t
  • actv=active
  • rcv=recovered
  • hsp=hospitalized
  • dth=death
  • *s#=state number
  • ltc=long term care


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