Covid cases steady in Wareham
Wareham has seen 33 new cases of covid-19 in the past week, according to the State’s Weekly Public Health report released March 4.
Wareham’s average daily incidence rate decreased to 18 cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days. Given Wareham’s population, this means there were about 4.14 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 3.66 percent over the last 14 days, marking a slight decrease in the percent positivity from last week’s data.
A week ago, the state’s public health report indicated Wareham was seeing roughly 4.76 new cases each day and had a percent positivity rate of 4.18 percent.
Wareham is still classified “yellow” per the state’s guidelines — the same category the town has fallen into since Feb. 15.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,335 coronavirus cases in Wareham.
Vaccinations have resumed at the clinic being operated by Southcoast Health at the Gleason Family YMCA, though the vaccine supply is dependent on the state and could vary from week to week.
Those interested in getting vaccinated can sign up for Southcoast’s MyChart portal, which automatically adds people to the healthcare provider’s list of prospective vaccine recipients, at https://mychart.southcoast.org/mychart/signup. As vaccines are available, eligible people who have signed up for MyChart will be randomly selected and asked to schedule an appointment.
Those eligible for the vaccine can find appointments at other providers around the state using the state’s website www.mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap.
Wareham’s Council on Aging staff has launched a hotline for residents who need help making a covid-19 vaccine appointment. Residents can dial 508-291-3100 Ext. 6530 from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday and staff will assist with finding a mass vaccination site with openings and booking the appointment.