The town leader of Provincetown, Massachusetts, said the city is “well on our way to containment” following the outbreak of over 880 COVID-19 cases since July.
Provincetown Town Manager Alex Morse said in a Facebook post Monday evening that the total number of active cases among Provincetown residents decreased to 59.
Positivity rates have been under 5% the last three days, down from a peak of 15% on July 15, according to Morse.
“The number of people recovering each day far exceeds the number of new cases being added. We are optimistic this will continue,” Morse wrote.
As of Monday, 882 people, including 231 Provincetown residents, have contracted the coronavirus since the cluster cases emerged following the Fourth of July weekend.
Only seven hospitalizations associated with this cluster have been reported to date two of whom were out of state residents, and those patients have been released, health officials told ABC News. No deaths from this cluster have been reported so far, Morse wrote.
-ABC News’ Arielle Mitropoulos