As Covid-19 surges across US, Dartmouth cases remain low

Jun 29, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases surges in states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona, new Dartmouth cases remain relatively low, increasing slightly to 12 in the past week. 

This is up from just seven new cases the week before, according to data released by the Board of Health.

The town has now seen 404 confirmed cases of the virus and no new Covid-related deaths as of Friday. 

During the peak of the outbreak in April, Dartmouth saw as many as 78 new cases in just one week.

Public Information Officer Det. Kyle Costa noted that people should remain cautious and continue to follow state and CDC guidelines recommending regular hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a face covering in public.

“There could be an uptick, a second surge,” Costa said. “Being overly cautious is better than not being cautious enough. That’s the position that we’ve taken from day one and we’re gonna continue to do that until we beat this thing.”

There are 108,667 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts as of June 28, representing nearly 1.6 percent of the state’s 6.8 million people. Of those cases, 8,198 are in Bristol County. 8,060 people have died of the illness in the state.