TestMV reported one new case of coronavirus on Thursday, as Island, state and national case numbers have seen rises in the past week.

There have been four new cases reported on the Island since Monday, and six since last Thursday.

Meanwhile, a spike in cases on Nantucket has subsided, with the Island reporting only three new positive cases over the past seven days.

The four new Island cases reported since Monday include one male and three females. One patient is in their 20s, one in their 40s, one in their 60s and one in their 70s. Three of the cases were reported over Columbus Day weekend.

A total of 85 individuals have tested positive for the virus through confirmed PCR examinations, 51 of them female and 34 male. Another 24 patients have either tested positive for viral antibodies or been symptomatically diagnosed with the virus, bringing the Island’s total coronavirus caseload to 109 as of Thursday.

Of the cases reported this past week, two were tested at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and four were tested at TestMV. The hospital continues to test symptomatic patients and their close contacts for the virus. TestMV is focused on testing asymptomatic individuals.

The hospital has reported 50 positive patients since the virus began to spread in mid-March. TestMV has reported 34 positive patients since opening to the public in late May.

A patient who was hospitalized with the coronavirus was discharged in good condition from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital last Thursday.

Overall, the Island has conducted more than 22,000 tests for the coronavirus since mid-March, 16,905 of which have come at TestMV and 5,587 at the hospital. Another 293 self-administered tests have been provided by the Aquinnah board of health, with no positive cases reported.

Statewide, case numbers have seen a gradual, but small increase in past weeks. The Department of Public Health reported 568 new coronavirus patients on Thursday and 23 deaths. The state’s seven-day rate of positive molecular tests has risen to 1.3 per cent, up from a low of 0.8 per cent in mid-September. Hospitalized patients have also increased to 505, up from lows of around 300 last month.

The state has now had more than 138,000 people test positive for the virus, and 9,452 people die. No coronavirus deaths have been reported on Martha’s Vineyard. Three coronavirus related deaths have occurred among Nantucket patients.

Across the country, case numbers have seen a more dramatic increase in recent weeks. The Center for Disease Control reported that the country is nearing 8 million case mark, with case numbers increasing throughout parts of the Great Plains, Midwest and South regions of the country.