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Today's Case Update

Today's Case Update

January 20, 2021
Island health agents reported 23 new positive coronavirus tests on Wednesday, 11 of which were reported by the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, 10 by TestMV and two by other providers. Health agents also reported one new probable case of the virus. There are currently 1,142 tests pending. Two patients are currently hospitalized. 

Today's Case Update

Today's Case Update

January 19, 2021
Island health agents reported 32 new positive coronavirus tests in their daily report on Tuesday, which includes all new cases since Friday. Thirteen cases were reported Saturday, 10 Sunday, three Monday and six on Tuesday. There were also three new probably cases reported. Two patients are currently hospitalized. 

January 19, 2021

Island Records 32 New Cases Over Holiday Weekend

Island Records 32 New Cases Over Holiday Weekend

Coronavirus cases continued to surge on the Island over Martin Luther King Day weekend, with 32 new positive tests since Friday, one new hospitalization and the first positive in the school testing program.

January 16, 2021

Hospital Rolls Out Vaccinations for First Responders

Hospital Rolls Out Vaccinations for First Responders

Covid-19 vaccinations for police offers, firefighters, first responders, animal control officers began on Friday at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital and continues through Tuesday.

January 14, 2021

As Cases Hit Record Highs on Island, Health Officials Scramble to Contact Trace

As Cases Hit Record Highs on Island, Health Officials Scramble to Contact Trace

A months-long surge in coronavirus cases has hit record highs on the Vineyard in the past week, stretching the Island’s public health infrastructure.

January 13, 2021

All Residents and Staff at Windemere Are Vaccinated

All Residents and Staff at Windemere Are Vaccinated

The long-term care and nursing facility has received its first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, hospital officials announced Wednesday. All 40 residents and 26 staff were vaccinated.

January 13, 2021

Hospital Sounds Alarm as Case Surge Continues at Record Rate on Island

Hospital Sounds Alarm as Case Surge Continues at Record Rate on Island

Two Island patients are currently hospitalized with Covid-19 and a third was emergency airlifted to a Boston hospital late last night as coronavirus cases continue to surge at record rates on Martha’s Vineyard, hospital leaders said Wednesday morning.

January 11, 2021

Case Counts Stay High; 31 Monday in Weekend Catchup

Case Counts Stay High; 31 Monday in Weekend Catchup

Island health agents reported 31 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend, including 20 on Saturday, adding to an already record case load on the Vineyard.

January 8, 2021

With 23 Cases Friday, the Vineyard Hits Record Numbers

With 23 Cases Friday, the Vineyard Hits Record Numbers

Martha’s Vineyard health officials reported 23 new cases of coronavirus on the Island Friday, capping a tumultuous week nationwide that also saw record case numbers on the Island.

January 7, 2021

Vaccine Rollout Plan Takes Shape Slowly

Vaccine Rollout Plan Takes Shape Slowly

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the country, state and Vineyard, the Island’s public health community is rapidly mobilizing to coordinate the early phases of a broad vaccine rollout.

January 6, 2021

Covid Cases Hit Single-Day High on the Vineyard

Covid Cases Hit Single-Day High on the Vineyard

On a historic day that saw unprecedented events in the nation’s capital, the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on Martha’s Vineyard, with Island health agents reporting 25 new cases.

January 4, 2021

In Post-Holiday Catchup, Island Boards of Health Report 28 Cases

In Post-Holiday Catchup, Island Boards of Health Report 28 Cases

In the first report of the new year, the Island boards of health reported 28 new confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, as well as three new probable cases.

December 31, 2020

Last Day of the Year Brings 21 New Cases

Last Day of the Year Brings 21 New Cases

The last day of 2020 brought 21 new positive coronavirus tests on the Island — likely the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began.

December 30, 2020

SSA Cancels Two Midday Trips After Employee Tests Positive

SSA Cancels Two Midday Trips After Employee Tests Positive

The Steamship Authority cancelled two midday trips on its Vineyard route Wednesday after an employee assigned to the M/V Martha’s Vineyard tested positive for Covid-19, spokesman Sean Driscoll confirmed in a press release.

December 30, 2020

Three Administrative Staff at Windemere Test Positive

Three Administrative Staff at Windemere Test Positive

Three administrative employees at the Windemere nursing home have tested positive for Covid-19, hospital officials said Wednesday, as the hospital continues the early phases of its vaccine rollout.

December 28, 2020

Island Health Care Begins Vaccinations; Case Spread Slows

Island Health Care Begins Vaccinations; Case Spread Slows

Marking another pandemic milestone, Island Health Care, the federally qualified community health center in Edgartown, began vaccinating its front line health care workers Wednesday afternoon.

December 22, 2020

Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions, Lowering Capacity Limits

Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions, Lowering Capacity Limits

With Christmas three days away, Gov. Charlie Baker announced new temporary restrictions Tuesday aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 in the commonwealth. Starting Saturday, capacity limits will be lowered to 25 per cent nearly across the board, including in restaurants, retail shops and gyms.

December 21, 2020

Nineteen New Cases Reported Monday

Nineteen New Cases Reported Monday

Catching up on case counts from over the weekend, Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 19 new confirmed positive coronavirus cases Monday, as the Island heads into the Christmas holiday.

December 18, 2020

Five New Cases Friday; Bible Study Cluster Grows

Five New Cases Friday; Bible Study Cluster Grows

Island health officials reported five new positive Covid-19 tests and 54 active cases on Friday as all three down-Island towns were designated high risk for virus transmission.

December 17, 2020

First Shots: Hospital Administers First Coronavirus Vaccines

First Shots: Hospital Administers First Coronavirus Vaccines

In a history-making moment, director of emergency room medicine Dr. Karen Casper received the Island’s first dose of coronavirus vaccine early Thursday morning.

December 16, 2020

Hospital Receives Its First Shipment of Coronavirus Vaccine

Hospital Receives Its First Shipment of Coronavirus Vaccine

Capping nine tense months of anticipation, planning and promise, the first shipment of the eagerly-awaited coronavirus vaccine arrived at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Wednesday.

December 16, 2020

Travel, Testing Guidelines on Martha’s Vineyard, Questions and Answers

Travel, Testing Guidelines on Martha’s Vineyard, Questions and Answers

A list of answers to frequently asked questions for visitors and returning residents.

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