Provincetown COVID cluster jumps to 833 confirmed cases

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — A total of 833 COVID-19 cases connected to the Provincetown cluster have now been confirmed, according to Town Manager Alex Morse.

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Morse said in a Facebook post that 501 of those cases are Massachusetts residents, 201 of which live in Provincetown.

The remainder of those cases are from people who live in other states.

In addition, Morse said, seven people have been hospitalized – Five in Massachusetts and two from out-of-state.

No deaths have been reported.

“It is important to note that the case data are cumulative and do not represent the number of people with active cases of COVID-19, or the number of cases currently hospitalized,” Morse said in the Facebook post. “For instance, of the 210 cases identified among Provincetown residents since July 1, half have been released from isolation as of July 27 consistent with the timeframes associated with the virus’ incubation and infectious periods and Department of Public Health guidance on isolation.”

On Tuesday, the CDC showed Barnstable County as the only county in Massachusetts with a high transmission rate for COVID-19. The CDC says people should hang on to their masks indoors, even if they’ve been vaccinated.

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