Covid summer surge continues
New cases of Covid-19 are continuing to increase in Dartmouth.
In its latest report, the state’s Department of Public health confirmed 108 cases in town over the past two weeks — the highest since May 6, when the town was classified as “yellow” per the state’s Covid-19 risk reporting.
According to state data, Dartmouth had a 14-day average daily incidence rate of 20.8 per 100,000 people and a 4.48% positivity rate.
People aged 12 or older who live, work or study in Massachusetts are eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Those over the age of 18 can sign up to receive any vaccine, but those ages 12 to 17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine.
As of Sept. 2, the state reports that 56% of Dartmouth residents have received at least a first vaccination dose. That amounts to 20,888 people.
More than half of all residents — 51% — are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Appointments and walk-ins remain available at the former Circuit City Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 7 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visit vaxfinder.mass.gov.
Residents can also get a shot at CVS at 548 Dartmouth St. , Stop & Shop at 25 Faunce Corner Road, and at Southcoast Health clinics or its wellness van.
To sign up for the Southcoast Health clinics, contacting your provider using the healthcare provider’s online scheduler.
Those with compromised immune systems can receive a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine through Southcoast Health.
Third doses are offered at 49 State Rd. in Dartmouth on Wednesdays. Patients can also get a dose at Truesdale Health on President Avenue in Fall River on Tuesdays, and Rosebrook Southcoast Physician Services on Rosebrook Way in Wareham on Thursdays.
Immunocompromised residents interested in getting their third shot can sign up through their MyChart account or by visiting www.southcoast.org/covid-19-vaccine-scheduling.
The Covid-19 vaccine is free, and individuals do not need insurance or an ID to get the vaccine.
For additional information about the available Covid-19 vaccines, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/, or talk to your doctor.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 4,118 positive cases of the virus in Dartmouth and 55 virus-related deaths.