A large majority of Falmouth residents eligible for vaccines are now fully vaccinated. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever.
POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 ON A HOME TEST?
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August 18, 2023 - 6588 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Falmouth since the beginning of the outbreak on March 19, 2020 – a ‘confirmed case’ represents an individual who received a positive molecular (viral) test result. There have been 63 confirmed cases PCR during since August 1, 2023. THIS NUMBER DOES NOT INCLUDE HOME TEST RESULTS WHICH HAVE BEEN THE PRIMARY METHOD OF TESTING SINCE EARLY 2022. DO NOT RELY ON THIS POSTED NUMBER AS THE TRUE CASE COUNT.
August 12, 2023- The percent positivity rate for Falmouth for the state's most recent 14-day reporting period is shown in the graphic below. Percent positivity is the percent of PCR tests that were positive for COVID-19.
August 12, 2023- Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 for Falmouth for the most recent state's 14-day reporting period is listed in the graphic below. This incidence rate is the total number of cases a town would have if it had a population of 100,000. Since the state uses 31,190 as Falmouth's population number, the 14-day incidence rate would be multiplied by 0.3190. For example an incidence rate of 21 means Falmouth is averaging approximately 7 daily PCR+ cases.
This data is based on PCR tests only - rapid tests and home kits are not included.
Quick Tips on Preventing the Coronavirus and Seasonal Flu:
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each season.
People who are at high risk of serious flu illness should take flu antiviral drugs quickly if they get sick.
Cover Your Cough
Stay Home if you are sick
Wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds)
What is the Coronavirus
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) that has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. There is still a lot to learn about the virus including how and where it is spreading around the globe and the U.S. but we do know that taking the same precautions as Influenza can help reduce the spread of the virus. Below are active Federal, State and Local links with up to date information on the virus and the areas that it is effecting.