Cape Cod Coronavirus Update: 997 Cases on May 6

There are now 997 confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on Cape Cod according to the state of Massachusetts numbers that are reported daily. With an increase of 28 new cases, our cases have risen again significantly, in light of the relatively low number of 6,290 tests reported 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) and in some cases, there are numbers for the number of people who have recovered from the virus 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
Sandwich67^63/55 rcv/6 actv/2 dth/0 hsp
Mashpee42
Barnstable238/t198
Yarmouth80/t8319 actv/53 rcv/2 dth
Dennis54/t51^9 dth
Brewster91/t92/72 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
Total997

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 Corona Virus Testing - National Cancer Institute - Unsplash

Photo: National Cancer Institute – Unsplash

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