Four more people have died due to COVID-19 on Cape Cod as of Friday, April 24, bringing Barnstable County's death toll due to the disease to 32.
In all, the Cape's total positive cases of the virus stands at 747. This figure does not include the number of people who have recovered. That number is not currently available.
The state saw its highest increase in positive cases on Friday, April 24, with 4,946 new positive results. This came from more than 20,000 test results that were reported to the state. The high figure is due in part to a backlog of tests from Quest Diagnostics dating back to Monday, April 13.
There were both positive and negative results in the backlog. The results of those tests are being reflected in the state's data for the first time in the Friday, April 24, report.
Across the state there have been 2,556 deaths attributed to COVID-19. More than half of those who died were residents of long-term care facilities. The average age of all who have died is 82; no one in the state who is under age 20 has died due to the disease. A vast majority of the people who have died had an underlying medical condition. There were 23 people who did not have a known condition.
There are currently 3,851 people hospitalized in Massachusetts with the disease; about 27 percent of those patients are in intensive care units. The average age of a hospitalized patient is 68.
At Cape Cod Hospital there are currently 14 COVID-19 patients, with four in intensive care. Falmouth Hospital is treating seven COVID-19 patients; two are in intensive care.