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Category: COVID-19

Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a review of breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated Massachusetts residents and found nearly 97% of all breakthrough cases in the Commonwealth have not resulted in hospitalization or death.

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Status of COVID-19 Home Rapid Antigen Test Kits in Barnstable County

The home test kits have already been distributed in four Barnstable County towns that were determined by the Commonwealth to have the greatest number of residents with financial need: Barnstable, Dennis, Eastham and Orleans

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Limited Availability for Walk-ins at Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Due to High Demand

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment has announced that its next two COVID-19 vaccine clinics, scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 9th are now FULL.     

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BCDHE Opens Registration for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment opened registration for its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, which will occur every Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm beginning November 18, at the Harborview Conference Room.

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Booster Shot FAQs

COVID-19 Booster Shots – Frequently Asked Questions/Concerns Is a COVID-19 booster shot the same as a third dose of vaccine? While the actual vaccine and dose is the same, there […]

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Barnstable County Awarded $500K Public Health Nursing Grant to Bolster COVID-19 Case Investigation and Tracking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from: Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment September 29, 2021 – Barnstable, MA | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment’s Public Health Nursing Division […]

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Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape

In-person PCR testing will now take place on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Eastham Police Department located at 2550 State Highway (Route 6). Participants are instructed to follow signs to the police station’s rear parking lot and park in the area designated for testing participants. Clinic staff will then provide instructions on how to access the testing facility

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Inside the Numbers: Analysis of Barnstable County’s COVID-19 Case Data

Analysis provided by Vaira Harik, Assistant County Administrator. COVID-19 Case Data Update for Barnstable County Metrics published on 2/25/22 by the CDC provide new guidance on masking and other mitigation […]

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7/30/21 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In July 2021, following multiple large public events in a Barnstable County, Massachusetts, town, 469 COVID-19 cases were identified among Massachusetts residents who had traveled to the town during July 3–17; 346 (74%) occurred in fully vaccinated persons. Testing identified the Delta variant in 90% of specimens from 133 patients. Cycle threshold values were similar among specimens from patients who were fully vaccinated and those who were not.

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