The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Provincetown, Massachusetts cluster has reached over 900, according to State Senator Julian Cyr.
The cluster jumped to 931, after the town reported 882 cases on Thursday. A report released over the weekend had attributed 430 cases to the outbreak.
As of Thursday morning, seven people had been hospitalized in connection with this cluster -- five from Massachusetts and two from out of state -- and no deaths had been reported, according to an update from Town Manager Ale Morse on Facebook.
"There were a number of factors that seem to have created a bit of a perfect storm over the Fourth of July weekend," said Travis Dagenais, who contracted COVID-19 in Provincetown. "Crowding into these old-school New England spaces with low ceilings and little ventilation — if any — it kind of created what feels like a bit of a Petri dish for the Delta variant to really have its way with us."
The town’s Board of Selectmen voted unanimously earlier this month to require masks indoors, after a dramatic rise in cases following Fourth of July festivities.