The Barnstable County Department of Human Services reported on Wednesday, August 26, that there have been a total of 1,834 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 since the first case was reported on Cape Cod in March.
Of those cases, data released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Wednesday states that 1,594 are confirmed positive cases. A total of 26 new cases of the disease have been confirmed on Cape Cod within the past two weeks.
The state no longer breaks out probable case data by county. Vaira Harik, deputy director of the county's human services department, has been getting her data from the MAVEN health reporting system.
During the same two-week span, five people have died from COVID-19 on Cape Cod, bringing the region's total to 165 deaths.
Along the Upper Cape, Bourne has had a total of 170 cases with seven positive tests reported in the past two weeks, Falmouth has had 241 total cases with four positive tests, Mashpee has had 77 total cases with three positive tests, and Sandwich has had 105 total cases with one positive test.
The state's data do not indicate if the positive tests were all from new patients or if the positive tests were additional tests administered to patients who had tested positive previously.
One COVID-19 patient is being treated at Cape Cod Hospital, though not in intensive care. Falmouth Hospital has no COVID-19 patients.
Across the state there have been a total of 117,085 confirmed cases of the disease, with an additional 9,671 cases identified as probable instances of the disease. More than 2 million nasal swab tests have been administered to 1.6 million people in the state.
The average age of COVID-19 patients in Massachusetts over the past two weeks is 38 years old, while the average age of a person who has died from the disease in the state is 85 years old. No one under the age of 30 has died from the disease in the state within the past two weeks.