Weekly Case Counts

October 25, 2021

Covid Cases See Decline

Covid Cases See Decline

The number of new Covid-19 cases on Martha’s Vineyard for the week ending Saturday, Oct. 23 showed a decline after three weeks of gradually increasing numbers.

October 21, 2021

Hospital Administers Booster Shots As Covid Cases Stay Steady

Hospital Administers Booster Shots As Covid Cases Stay Steady

More than 700 people have received third doses of the Pfizer vaccine at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, while new confirmed cases of Covid-19 continue at a steady pace.

In their weekly case count released Monday, the Island boards of health reported 26 cases of Covid-19 had been diagnosed for the week ending Saturday, Oct. 16. From Sunday through Thursday, 15 more cases were confirmed. Nineteen of the 26 cases were in fully vaccinated individuals.

October 15, 2021

Hospital Opens Appointments for Pfizer Boosters

Hospital Opens Appointments for Pfizer Boosters

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital opened up appointments Friday for more than 650 Pfizer booster shots.

October 12, 2021

Covid Cases See Upward Trend Again

Covid Cases See Upward Trend Again

New confirmed cases of Covid-19 continued an upward trend on the Island for the second straight week, after a steep five-week decline. In a weekly report Monday, the boards of health reported that 25 people had tested positive for the virus between Sunday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 9.

October 7, 2021

More Booster Doses Available as Case Counts Rise Again

More Booster Doses Available as Case Counts Rise Again

Martha's Vineyard Hospital will open up 606 more appointments for third dose Covid-19 vaccines at 3 p.m. on Friday.

October 1, 2021

Hospital Set to Begin Booster Shot Program

Hospital Set to Begin Booster Shot Program

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is starting its rollout for booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine, opening sign-ups for a small number of doses Friday evening. People 65 and older who received their second dose six months ago — April 1 or earlier — are eligible for signups.

September 27, 2021

Weekly Covid Cases Drop to Single Digits, Continuing Decline

Weekly Covid Cases Drop to Single Digits, Continuing Decline

Weekly cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard dropped to single digits for the first time in months on Monday, as a late-summer case surge continues to dissipate on the Island.

September 21, 2021

Island Covid Cases Continue to Abate

Island Covid Cases Continue to Abate

Island health officials reported 27 new positive cases of Covid-19 last week, bringing case counts down to pre-summer levels after an August spike.

September 7, 2021

Covid Cases Dip As Summer Departs

Covid Cases Dip As Summer Departs

Cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard continue to dip but remain at the highest rates since the beginning of summer, as Labor Day weekend ends. Boards of health reported 62 cases between August 29 and Sept. 4.

August 25, 2021

Covid Case Spike Shows No Sign of Letup on Island

Covid Case Spike Shows No Sign of Letup on Island

Vineyard Covid-19 case counts have neared their highest levels since the pandemic began, with new clusters identified at businesses across the Island as the Delta variant continues its spread. Boards of health reported 97 new cases from August 15-21.

August 19, 2021

Case Spikes Prompt Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

Case Spikes Prompt Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

Boards of health in four more Island towns voted unanimously this week to impose a mask mandate for indoor public spaces, and West Tisbury adopted a vaccination requirement for town employees.

August 18, 2021

Its Emergency Room Jammed, Hospital Feels Impact of Case Spike

Its Emergency Room Jammed, Hospital Feels Impact of Case Spike

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is seeing its largest numbers of Covid and non-Covid related patients since the pandemic began, testing emergency room capacity as cases spike on-Island during the peak of summer.

August 16, 2021

As Case Spike Persists, Towns Discuss Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

As Case Spike Persists, Towns Discuss Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

All three down-Island towns are scheduled to hold a joint emergency board of health meeting Tuesday to discuss an indoor mask mandate, as Covid cases continue to double by the week in August.

August 12, 2021

August Spike in Covid Cases Continues

August Spike in Covid Cases Continues

TestMV — the Island’s free testing site — has also received approval to move from the West Tisbury School to the Agricultural Hall, with the facility seeing a rise in test recipients in recent weeks.

August 9, 2021

Covid Cases Keep Climbing; More Clusters Reported

Covid Cases Keep Climbing; More Clusters Reported

Covid-19 cases have shot back up on Martha’s Vineyard, with health agents reporting 48 new positive tests during the first week in August, including three case clusters at Edgartown businesses.

August 2, 2021

Covid Cases Continue to Climb, Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Covid Cases Continue to Climb, Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Island health agents reported 24 positive Covid-19 tests last week — the largest number since late May, with a significant percentage coming among fully vaccinated residents.

July 26, 2021

Island Continues to See Breakthrough Covid Cases

Island Continues to See Breakthrough Covid Cases

Covid-19 case counts declined slightly, but fully vaccinated residents continue to test positive on Martha’s Vineyard according to a weekly case update released by Island boards of health.

July 19, 2021

Covid Cases See Summer Breakthrough

Covid Cases See Summer Breakthrough

After weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases shot up again on Martha’s Vineyard, with health agents reporting 16 new cases last week, including six breakthrough cases among vaccinated residents.

June 16, 2021

Island Covid Cases Hit Low Ebb

Island Covid Cases Hit Low Ebb

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new case of Covid-19 from last week, the lowest weekly case load since the pandemic began, marking a milestone in the Island’s battle against the virus.

June 4, 2021

Mobile Vaccine Bus Returns Saturday, Pop-Up Clinics Scheduled

Mobile Vaccine Bus Returns Saturday, Pop-Up Clinics Scheduled

Island health officials are ramping up their vaccination efforts, with the Covid-19 mobile vaccine bus making a return to the Island this weekend and separate pop-up clinics scheduled at two more rural locations on the Island.

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