The COVID-19 pandemic was first diagnosed on Cape Cod 100 days ago, and 1,517 people have tested positive since the outbreak began.
Over the weekend, nine people tested positive and two people died on Cape Cod, bringing the total number of deaths to 138.
The latest numbers from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, released on Monday, June 22, indicate that there are four COVID-19 patients at Cape Cod Hospital and six patients at Falmouth Hospital. One patient is in intensive care at Falmouth Hospital.
Nantucket and Dukes counties have had the fewest number of cases in the state with 45 and 14 respectively. There has been one death between the two counties.
While exact figures are not available, it is estimated that at least 70 percent of COVID-19 patients in the region have recovered.
Across the state there have been 107,210 cases of the disease, and 7,874 people have died from the illness.
Monday marks the first day that restaurants have been able to open up again for indoor dining service. Office spaces can also increase their capacity to 50 percent, and close-contact personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, and massage therapists can resume as well.
Governor Charles D. Baker Jr. was asked at a news conference on Friday, June 19 if he had any concerns about the illness spreading on Cape Cod as tourist season begins. He said he will have more to say about that concern this week. More information from the administration is also expected soon in regard to planning for what school will look like in the fall.