The day by day rise in COVID-19 instances stays within the single digits on Cape Cod because the month involves a detailed, marking six months of the coronavirus within the area.
“The final seven days have all been in single digits,” state Senator Julian A. Cyr (D-Truro) stated throughout a convention name with members of the media yesterday. “Issues seem like steady.”
He stated he was presenting the well being information with a phrase of warning because the climate will get cooler, since cooler climate usually means individuals will quickly be spending extra time indoors. He burdened it continues to be vital for individuals to put on masks and keep social distancing practices.
Throughout the name, representatives from regional transportation corporations spoke about how the pandemic has affected ridership and enterprise on the whole. Thomas S. Cahir spoke for the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, Robert B. Davis spoke for the Steamship Authority and Michael Glasfeld spoke for the Bay State Cruise Firm.
Mr. Cahir stated the influence has been felt throughout the nation with regards to transportation corporations. He stated the CCRTA has continued to run as a necessary service and has tailored operations to serve their riders extra successfully.
For instance, they revised schedules to accommodate the early purchasing hours that had been designated for aged consumers. The CCRTA has additionally taken the protection pointers very severely.
“All of the individuals who entry our service are conscious of that,” Mr. Cahir stated.
Ridership for the CCRTA is low in comparison with final 12 months, with 8,000 riders this previous week in comparison with the identical week final 12 months the place there have been greater than 20,000 riders..
Mr. Davis stated the ridership on the Steamship Authority is smaller than in a typical 12 months, although he stated the corporate’s vessels are massive sufficient to accommodate social distancing.
Mr. Glasfeld stated Bay State Cruise’s ridership numbers are down as properly and estimated they’ve 35 % fewer individuals than final 12 months. He famous individuals appear to be shopping for vehicles greater than they’d in earlier years in response to the pandemic.
The Barnstable County Division of Human Companies reported on Wednesday, August 26, there have been 1,834 confirmed and possible instances of COVID-19 because the first case was reported on Cape Cod in March.
Of these instances, information launched by the Massachusetts Division of Public Well being on Thursday states 1,598 are confirmed constructive instances. A complete of 26 new instances of the illness have been confirmed on Cape Cod inside the previous two weeks.
The state not breaks out possible case information by county. Vaira Harik, deputy director of the county’s human companies division, has been getting her information from the MAVEN well being reporting system.
Throughout the identical two-week span, 5 individuals have died from COVID-19 on Cape Cod, bringing the area’s whole to 165 deaths.
Alongside the Higher Cape, Bourne has had a complete of 170 instances with seven constructive checks reported prior to now two weeks, Falmouth has had 241 whole instances with 4 constructive checks, Mashpee has had 77 whole instances with three constructive checks, and Sandwich has had 105 whole instances with one constructive take a look at.
The state’s information don’t point out if the constructive checks have been all from new sufferers or if the constructive checks have been further checks administered to sufferers who had examined constructive beforehand.
Two COVID-19 sufferers are being handled at Cape Cod Hospital, although not in intensive care. Falmouth Hospital has no COVID-19 sufferers.
Throughout the state there have been 117,085 confirmed instances of the illness, with an extra 9,671 instances recognized as possible cases of the illness. Greater than 2 million nasal swab checks have been administered to 1.6 million individuals statewide.
The typical age of COVID-19 sufferers in Massachusetts over the previous two weeks is 38 years previous, whereas the common age of an individual who has died from the illness within the state is 85 years previous. Nobody underneath the age of 30 has died from the illness within the state inside the previous two weeks.