Town of Falmouth COVID-19 INFORMATION

corona picA 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?

YOU CAN SEE THE UPDATED ISOLATION AND QUARATINE GUIDANCE HERE:

LINK TO THE CDC'S GUIDANCE

January 26, 2023 - 6177 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 85 confirmed cases PCR during the most recent 14-day period.  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.


January 26, 2023- The percent positivity rate for Falmouth for the state's most recent 14-day reporting period is 13%. Percent positivity is the percent of PCR tests that were positive for COVID-19.  


January 26, 2023- Average Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000 for Falmouth for the most recent state's 14-day reporting period is 19.1.   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 cases.


This data is based on PCR tests only  - rapid tests and home kits are not included.


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NEED A VACCINE CHECK HERE:

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability | Mass.gov 

Vaccine and Booster Updated Regime

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Local and Regional Coronavirus Information 
(see links on the left for more)

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Massachusetts Public Health Informational PDFs

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)
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What is the Coronavirus

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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.