One person died from COVID-19 and seven people tested positive for the virus on Cape Cod over the weekend.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health data on Sunday, June 21, showed a total of 137 deaths and 1,515 positive cases in Barnstable County this year.
As of Sunday there were six confirmed or suspected cases at Falmouth Hospital, with one in intensive care, and five cases at Cape Cod Hospital, with one in the ICU.
Statewide, there have been 7,858 deaths and a total of 107,061 cases as of Sunday.
Governor Charles D. Baker Jr. announced at a news conference on Friday, June 19, that the second part of the second phase of reopening will begin on Monday, June 22.
The second step allows for close-contact personal-care services (for example, nail salons, tattoo parlors and massage therapists), indoor restaurant dining and personal training to resume with limitations.
Those limitations include table-spacing requirements in restaurants and limiting the number of people allowed in a training facility to one customer at a time, two if they are from the same household.
Gov. Baker said he wants to see two weeks of data after opening up indoor dining before moving ahead with the third phase, putting the first possible day for the third phase at Monday, July 6. He cautioned that COVID-19 is going to continue to be seen in the state until there is a medical breakthrough that either prevents or cures the disease.
The governor was asked Friday whether he was concerned about the arrival on Cape Cod of tourists from states with higher infection rates. He said the topic is expected to be discussed this week.
Over the course of Wednesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 18, 52 new testing sites opened throughout the state.
Anyone who has recently been to a large gathering, such as a protest, was encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. While tests are still being counted, nearly 16,000 people used those sites over those two days, the governor said. The test results could be seen as early as this week.
Numbers in the state have been trending downward in the key metrics the state needs to keep moving toward opening the economy, the governor has said. New positive cases being reported each day, newly reported deaths and hospitalizations are all on a decline statewide.
Gov. Baker said the average positive test rate in the state is down by 92 percent since the middle of April.