There were 5,068 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, increasing the total number of cases to 1,934,804 since the pandemic began, the state Department of Public Health reported on Thursday.
In their weekly report, state officials also noted 762 new probable cases of coronavirus for a statewide total of 180,745.
As of Nov. 29, 215 patients were primarily hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses and 650 total patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the state agency reported.
Seventy-two patients were in intensive care units, or ICUs, and 28 patients were intubated.
Closer to home, in Thursday’s weekly report, state health officials said Barnstable County posted 207 new coronavirus cases, for a total of 46,309 since the pandemic started. Dukes County (Martha’s Vineyard) reported nine new coronavirus cases, for a to-date total of 4,246. Nantucket County reported four new cases for a total of 3,786.
The state’s 14-day positivity rate was 5.82%. The 14-day positivity rate for Barnstable County came in at 7.98%, and 3% for Dukes and Nantucket counties.
Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis was treating 19 patients with coronavirus, none in the ICU. Falmouth Hospital reported four patients, none in the ICU.
Deaths continue in Massachusetts with confirmed, probable cases
State health officials said Thursday there were 63 new deaths statewide among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the total deaths to 20,896 since the pandemic began.
There were 28 deaths statewide from probable cases of COVID-19. The number of deaths from probable cases is 1,592 in Massachusetts.
Barnstable County posted eight new deaths, the state agency reported. The total probable and confirmed deaths from COVID-19 is 692 in Barnstable County. There were no new deaths in Dukes and Nantucket counties combined, for a total fatality count of 23 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The two-week COVID-19 case count, total case count and 14-day testing positivity rate for Cape Cod towns follows:
Barnstable (85; 11,859; 9.91%); Bourne (35; 4,378; 9.6%); Brewster (11; 1,799; 5.16%); Chatham (7; 1,094; 10.53%); Dennis (22; 2,905; 9.45%); Eastham (5; 640; 5.45%); Falmouth (52; 5,784; 7.24%); Harwich (18; 2,585; 7.02%); Mashpee (25; 3,215; 6.07%); Orleans (9; 1,000; 6.7%): Provincetown (less than five; 496; 5%); Sandwich (21; 4,363; 6.22%); Truro (less than five; 212; 6.45%); Wellfleet (less than five; 340; 5.17%) and Yarmouth (42; 5,639; 8.32%).