Wareham surpasses 1,000 covid cases since start of pandemic

Jan 21, 2021

Wareham has seen a total of 86 new cases of covid-19 in town over the past week, according to the state’s Jan. 21 Weekly Public Health Report. In total, since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,066 coronavirus cases in Wareham.

Wareham’s average daily incidence rate was 54.6 cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days. Given Wareham’s population, this means there were about 12.56 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 8.46 percent over the last 14 days. 

About a week ago, the state’s public health report indicated Wareham was seeing roughly 12.9 new cases each day and had a percent positivity rate of 9.78 percent. 

Wareham is still classified “red” per the state’s guidelines — the same category the town has fallen into since Dec. 3.

As of Jan. 25, Wareham Public Schools reported four students and one staff member had tested positive for covid-19. Additionally, 22 students and 12 employees were currently quarantined.