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.
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Case Counts Stay High; 31 Monday in Weekend Catchup
Noah Asimow
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.
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With 23 Cases Friday, the Vineyard Hits Record Numbers
Noah Asimow
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.
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Vaccine Rollout Plan Takes Shape Slowly
Noah Asimow
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.
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Covid Cases Hit Single-Day High on the Vineyard
Noah Asimow

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.

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In Post-Holiday Catchup, Island Boards of Health Report 28 Cases
Julia Wells
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.
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Last Day of the Year Brings 21 New Cases
Noah Asimow
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.
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SSA Cancels Two Midday Trips After Employee Tests Positive
Noah Asimow

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.

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Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions, Lowering Capacity Limits
Julia Wells
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.
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Nineteen New Cases Reported Monday
Julia Wells
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.
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