Slight uptick in covid cases in town as state imposes new rules
Coronavirus cases in Wareham have begun to creep up again after a period with very few new cases.
On July 22, the state reported 219 total cases in town, with 7 active cases over the past two weeks. The total number counts all the diagnosed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, most of whom have recovered. As of July 8, there had been 21 deaths.
Over the last three weeks, there has been an increase of three cases each week: 216 total cases on July 15 and 213 on July 8. The week before that, on July 1, there were 211 cases.
Governor Charlie Baker announced strict new quarantine requirements for those coming from out of state.
Travelers from most states will need to fill out a form agreeing to self-quarantine for two weeks or until they receive a negative coronavirus test result.
There are exceptions for those traveling from states with low transmission rates: All of New England, New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii.
Those who do not comply will be fined $500 per day.