COVID June 10

This graph shows the daily new cases of COVID-19 on Cape Cod since the first reported case in March.

Numbers released by the Department of Public Health on Wednesday, June 10, put the total number of cases of COVID-19 on Cape Cod at 1,467 positive cases since the outbreak began in March.

There have been nine new cases reported since Monday, June 8. There were four new deaths reported from the disease since Tuesday, June 9, which brings the total to 127 people.

On the Upper Cape there have been 152 cases reported in Bourne with a positive test rate of nearly 10 percent; 186 cases in Falmouth with a positive test rate of 7.3 percent; 56 cases in Mashpee with a positive test rate of 4.7 percent; and 92 cases in Sandwich with a positive test rate of 7.8 percent. The average positive test rate across the state is 15 percent.

With the pandemic shutting down plans for high school graduations across the state, Governor Charles D. Baker Jr. took to digital means on Tuesday to present a commencement address to all graduates in the state. The event, produced by WGBH, was broadcast on multiple Boston television stations as well as on YouTube and Facebook.

Other speakers included athletes from the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics, singer Rachel Platten and actor Steve Carell. The Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart played the graduation march "Pomp and Circumstance."

The governor's plan to reopen the state entered its second phase this week, with restaurants allowed to open for outdoor dining. When the governor first proposed his phased plan, bars were included in the third phase, but they have since been moved to the final phase.

When Gov. Baker was asked about the change in designation at a news conference on Tuesday, he said it was done to allow them more time to determine the safest way to operate bars once they reopen.

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