Flurry of Activity as Vineyard Prepares for Surge in Covid-19 Cases
Noah Asimow and Julia Wells

No new cases of Covid-19 were reported on Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday, but with nine confirmed cases and counting, a flurry of preparations continued around the Island.

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Ninth Case of Covid-19 Reported on the Vineyard; Governor Extends State Stay-at-Home Advisory
Noah Asimow

Amid rising numbers of confirmed cases of Covid-19, Gov. Charlie Baker extended a statewide stay-at-home order to May 4 Tuesday, and a ninth confirmed case was reported on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Island Coronavirus Cases Hold Steady at Eight; Hospital Battens Down
Noah Asimow
No new coronavirus cases were reported as of Tuesday, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said. In a morning briefing, hospital spokesman Katrina Delgadillo said the hosital had performed 101 tests to date. There are currently eight confirmed cases on the Island.
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Hospital Staff Receive Top-Flight Training from Pandemic Expert
Noah Asimow
As the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital prepares for a potential influx of coronavirus cases, staff have been training tirelessly with infectious disease expert Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner .
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Patient Centric Donates Gloves
Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard has donated a supply of nitrile gloves to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
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With First Patient Admitted, Hospital Urges Islanders to Stay at Home
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital confirmed Wednesday that it had admitted its first patient for treatment from Covid-19, as cases of the coronavirus statewide rocketed upward.

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Martha’s Vineyard Shutters, State Numbers Rise, Hospital Mobilizes for Expected Cases of Coronavirus
Noah Asimow and Louisa Hufstader
Leaders at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said Wednesday morning they expect to see the first positive case of Covid-19 on the Island within a matter of days.
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Agencies Rally as Vineyard Prepares for Pandemic
Louisa Hufstader
The pace of cancellations has quickened and Island agencies and businesses are announcing new rules aimed at controlling the spread of Covid-19.
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Edgartown Couple Arrives Home After Coronavirus Ordeal
Bill Eville
Edgartown residents Tom and Dianne Durawa, who were marooned at sea for weeks aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship, are under public health supervision.
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Hospital Opens New Internal Medicine Wing
Aaron Wilson
A red ribbon was cut Wednesday morning, marking the completion of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s new wing.
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