Changes to COVID-19 Case Count Reporting

On Monday, April 13, the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) provided two sets of total positive case data. They reported 256 cases among Cambridge residents (including 1 death) and 203 cases among residents and staff of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities (including 6 deaths).

 

Beginning Tuesday, April 14, the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) will provide an aggregate count of COVID-19 positive case count data that includes all Cambridge residents (whether they live in a skilled nursing facility or elsewhere in the city). CPHD will also provide an aggregate count of all COVID-19 deaths of Cambridge residents (whether they lived in a skilled nursing facility or elsewhere in the city).

 

The positive case counts for staff at these facilities will not be reported as part of this aggregate case count until the Cambridge Public Health Department can confirm whether or not they live in Cambridge. Once residency for staff members are confirmed, those who are found to be Cambridge residents will be added to the aggregate count of COVID-19 positive cases.

 

CPHD will also provide the breakdown of the aggregate case count so that the public can see how many positive cases are in skilled nursing facilities and how many positive cases are among the greater Cambridge community.

 

This new method replaces the two sets of total positive case count and death data that were reported on April 13.

 

To learn more about case count reporting and access charts representing the data, visit www.cambridgema.gov/covid19/casecount

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