Covid cases on the rise

Jan 7, 2021

The spread of coronavirus in Wareham is once again on the rise, with a total of 93 new cases in town over the past week, according to the state’s Jan. 7 report.

Wareham’s average daily incidence rate increased to 45.8 cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days. Given Wareham’s population, this means there were about 10.534 new cases each day over the past two weeks.

Wareham has also seen a percent positivity rate — or the percentage of covid-19 tests performed that come back positive — of 10.40 percent over the last 14 days. 

A week ago, the state’s public health report indicated Wareham was seeing roughly 9.57 new cases each day and had a percent positivity rate of 7.21 percent.

Wareham is still classified “red” per the state’s guidelines — the same category the town has fallen into since Dec. 3.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 872 coronavirus cases in Wareham.

On Jan. 5, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan reported that there had been about ten covid deaths over the past month.