COVID June 17

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

According to numbers released by the Department of Public Health on Wednesday, June 17, more than 88,000 people in Massachusetts have recovered from COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

With 106,151 people diagnosed with the disease statewide since the outbreak began, the figure represents a recovery rate of nearly 84 percent.

There have been 7,734 people who have died from the disease in the state.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Governor Charles D. Baker Jr. said the seven-day average for people testing positive for the virus is now below 3 percent.

In Barnstable County, eight new cases have been reported since Monday, June 15, and three people have died in the same period. A total of 1,497 people have been diagnosed with the disease since the outbreak began, and 133 people have died from COVID-19.

In Bourne 152 people have been diagnosed, with a positive test rate of 9.14 percent; Falmouth has had 195 cases, with a positive rate of 6.18 percent; Mashpee has had 60 cases, with a positive rate of 4.41 percent; and Sandwich has had 93 cases, with a positive rate of 7.11 percent.

No exact numbers are available regarding the number of people on Cape Cod who have recovered, but health officials have estimated that up to 70 percent have recovered.

Six patients are being treated for the disease at Cape Cod Hospital and seven at Falmouth Hospital. Each hospital has three COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

The state has entered the second phase of the governor's four-phase reopening plan. This phase started with retail stores opening for indoor browsing and restaurants offering outdoor dining service. The second part of this phase will allow for limited indoor dining and personal services such as massage therapy and nail salons.

Gov. Baker is expected to announce details about the second half of this phase by the end of the week.

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