Delta Variant Confirmed on the Vineyard, as Cases Rise
The highly contagious Delta variant has officially arrived on Martha’s Vineyard, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday morning, as Covid-19 cases jump upward across the Cape and Islands.
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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.
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Never a Dull Moment When on Point During a Pandemic
Marina Lent, who has served as the Chilmark health agent since 2008, has quickly become a familiar member of the Island health and safety network during the pandemic.
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Free Test Site Proved to Be a Game Changer on the Vineyard
It began in the back yard, a regular repartee between an Edgartown summer resident, Steve Rusckowski, and his trusty landscaper, Michael Donaroma.
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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.
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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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Cases Trend Downward, Positivity Rate Stays High in Dukes County
Dukes County continues to have the highest positivity rate in the state, Tisbury remains in the red and hospital officials are pushing vaccinations in the run-up to summer.
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Island Weathered Covid-19 With Unusual Patterns
An epidemiologist studying how the Vineyard has fared over the past 15 months said the low death tally is more than a statistical anomaly.
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Vaccinations, Case Rates Both Trending High
Bucking state and national trends, Dukes County has both the highest Covid-19 positive rate and the highest Covid-19 vaccination rate in the commonwealth.
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Covid Cases Stay Stubbornly Steady on the Vineyard
Even as Martha’s Vineyard vaccination rates continue to climb, Island Covid-19 case rates refuse to relent, pushing hospital and public health officials to urge vaccinations.
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