While the number of those testing positive for COVID-19 in Barnstable County continues to rise, one hospital on Cape Cod currently has no patients with the disease in intensive care for the first time in weeks.
Falmouth Hospital is treating three patients with the disease, but none of those patients are in intensive care. Cape Cod Hospital has 19 COVID-19 patients as of Friday, May 8; six are in intensive care.
On April 20 the state began releasing comprehensive data that lists the number of COVID-19 patients at each hospital in Massachusetts, as well as the number of those patients in intensive care units. This is the first time since those numbers were released daily that Falmouth Hospital has not had any COVID-19 patients in intensive care.
Since Thursday, May 7, the number of positive tests on the Cape rose to 17 for a cumulative total of 1,038 since the outbreak began. This figure does not represent recoveries.
Additionally, Cape Cod had four more reported deaths for a total of 61 people who have died from the disease.
There was a statewide increase of 1,612 positive cases and 150 deaths reported since Thursday. A total of 75,333 people in Massachusetts have been diagnosed as positive for the virus. The state has performed 366,023 tests.
Currently there are 3,349 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state, with 826 in intensive care units.
Of the total number of cases in the state, 15,560 have been residents or staff of long-term care facilities. Those facilities have also had 2,837 residents die from the illness.