Massachusetts state health officials are reporting 256 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 that are being called the “Provincetown Cluster.”
Of the 256 cases, 190 are Massachusetts residents. 109 of these people live in Barnstable County, of which 33 live in a nursing home in Yarmouth. Massachusetts has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation and Barnstable has one of the highest in the state.
Health officials report that a large majority of all confirmed cases in Barnstable County are among fully vaccinated individuals.
Dr. Janet Whelan, a member of the Provincetown Board of Health. “The most interesting thing to me about this cluster of cases is so many of the people infected were vaccinated, which sort of means that a lot of the people that are vaccinated who are exposed to it may feel safe, but may also transmit it to others.”
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