At-sea COVID cases drop back down to summer average
August 10, 2022
After a mid-July surge to 1,021 COVID-19 infections among tourists at sea in a single week, the state Health Department reports the case count the past two weeks fell to an average of 550 per week.
The record number of infections among non-residents, which the state refers to as “at-sea, purpose tourism,” was reported July 20.
The July 27 count was down to 517, then 583 on Aug. 3. The state reports COVID statistics once a week, every Wednesday.
At-sea cases averaged less than 450 a week from the start of the cruise ship season to mid-July.
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