There were 4,425 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, increasing the total number to 1,929,736 since the pandemic began, the state Department of Public Health reported on Thursday.
In their weekly report, state officials also noted 841 new probable cases of coronavirus for a statewide total of 179,983.
As of Nov. 22, 179 patients were primarily hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses and 562 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in total, the state agency reported.
Sixty-four patients were in intensive care units, or ICUs, and 18 patients were intubated.
Closer to home, in Thursday's weekly report, state health officials said Barnstable County posted 170 new coronavirus cases, for a total of 46,102 since the pandemic started. Dukes County (Martha's Vineyard) reported 10 new coronavirus cases, for a to-date total of 4,237. Nantucket County reported four new cases for a total of 3,782.
From the archivesSix deaths, 173 new COVID-19 cases on Cape and Islands
Barnstable County sees rise in cases
Case numbers are higher than last week’s report, which showed 173 new cases on the Cape and Islands.
The state’s 14-day positivity rate was 5.43%. The 14-day positivity rate for Barnstable County came in at 7.34%, and 2.6% for Dukes and Nantucket counties.
Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis was treating 13 patients with coronavirus, none in the ICU. Falmouth Hospital reported four patients, none in the ICU.
State health officials said Thursday there were 64 new deaths statewide among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, increasing the total deaths to 20,833 since the pandemic began.
There were 30 deaths statewide from probable cases of COVID-19. The number of deaths from probable cases is 1,564 in Massachusetts.
Barnstable County posted four new deaths, the state agency reported. The total probable and confirmed deaths from COVID-19 is 684 in Barnstable County. There were no new deaths in Dukes and Nantucket counties combined, for a total fatality count of 23 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The two-week COVID-19 case count, total case count and 14-day testing positivity rate for Cape Cod towns follows:
Barnstable (95; 11,810; 9.44%); Bourne (35; 4,365; 9.88%); Brewster (5; 1,788; 2.46%); Chatham (6; 1,089; 7.64%); Dennis (19; 2,889; 8.07%); Eastham (6; 640; 5.19%); Falmouth (40; 5,757; 5.59%); Harwich (14; 2,572; 5.4%); Mashpee (29; 3,206; 7.13%); Orleans (9; 993; 7.07%): Provincetown (5; 496; 11.54%); Sandwich (21; 4,346; 4.74%); Truro (0; 209; 7.41%); Wellfleet (less than five; 338; 3.03%) and Yarmouth (39; 5,604; 8.33%).
This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: 4 deaths, 184 new COVID-19 cases on Cape and Islands