Town sees 6 new cases of covid-19 in past week

Jun 6, 2021

For the second week in a row, the total number of new cases of covid-19 in town over the past week is a single-digit number.

Wareham saw six new cases of covid-19 in the past week and remains classified in the “green” covid-19 risk category, according to data from the state’s June 3 Weekly Public Health Report.

Wareham’s average daily incidence rate decreased to 4.7 cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days. Given Wareham’s population, this means there were about 1.08 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 1.62 percent over the last 14 days. 

A week ago, the state’s public health report indicated Wareham was seeing roughly 1.5 new cases each day and had a percent positivity rate of 1.71 percent. 

The town was recategorized “green” by the state on May 20. Before that, Wareham had been classified “yellow” since the start of May.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,742 coronavirus cases in Wareham. On May 18, Town Administrator Derek Sullivan reported that since the beginning of the pandemic, 68 Wareham residents’ deaths were attributed to covid-19. 

As of June 1, Wareham Public Schools reported zero students or employees currently positive for covid-19, along with two students and zero employees currently quarantined.