The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new positive Covid-19 case Monday as the Vineyard entered the month of August this past weekend. Cases are continuing to slowly creep upward regionally and statewide, putting public health officials on high alert as the coronavirus shows its might and staying power around the country.

In a daily online update Monday morning, the hospital reported a one-case increase — from 37 to 38 — in its positive coronavirus count. The hospital has now tested more than 3,000 Islanders for the virus, with 2,981 tests coming back negative and 16 still pending. The hospital has tested 3,035 tests overall for the virus since mid-March.

Later in the day, a demographic report from the Island boards of health showed that the new case was a female in her fifties. The age breakdown for positive cases is as follows: seven under 20, 13 in their 20's,  six in their 30's, three in their 40's, 14 in their 50's, eight in their 60's and two over 70. 

The new case brings the total laboratory confirmed coronavirus case count on the Island to 53, with another 17 residents having tested positive for viral antibodies and three symptomatically diagnosed with the virus. Twenty one males and 32 females have tested positive through laboratory testing.

There are now three active coronavirus cases on the Island, according to the most recent update from the Island boards of health. Both other active cases occurred in the third week of July. All other cases have been completed or released from isolation.

Both Nantucket and the Cape have seen spikes in cases over the past weeks, and the state has seen its average daily positive case percentage slightly increase as well.

Statewide Monday, the death toll from confirmed cases rose by 10 to 8,427, and there were 165 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 110,595.

The state reported an increase in daily case counts over the weekend, as testing rates stayed flat.