When I tabulate the numbers for each county, I have added Dukes and Nantucket Counties, both of them island environments, together because they are so small population wise with both having a total of 28,731.
With that being said, on July 1st, they had a total of 63 cases of coronavirus; as of July 21st, they both had a total of 93 cases. An increase of 47.6%.
What has caused the tremendous increase? Possibly the infusion of summer visitors!
Now, let me post the info for New Shoreham, RI.
New Shoreham is the name of the community that occupies Block Island. New Shoreham has a population of 827 based on census numbers from July 2019.
New Shoreham has had NO cases of coronavirus since the beginning of this coronavirus pandemic.
All three of the mentioned areas are islands that are isolated from the mainland.
What is New Shoreham doing that Dukes and Nantucket Counties should be doing? Possible isolation?
If isolation works for New Shoreham, would isolation or possible travel restrictions from other coronavirus hotspots work to slow down the number of coronavirus cases in places like Lawrence, Chelsea, Lynn, Brockton, Everett, and Revere?
A blind person would be hard-pressed not to see the proliferation of NY plated cars in the Lawrence area.
The fastest route for NY plated cars to get to MA is through the Connecticut counties of Fairfield, Hartford, and New Haven; which have at the total number of coronavirus cases of a little over 40,000.
Bottom line: Traveling from a coronavirus hotspot, NYC, and traveling through three coronavirus hotspots in Connecticut into the above mentioned local communities, isn’t exactly helping to slow down the coronavirus outbreak in the eastern Massachusetts area.
Just a thought.