Covid-19

Island Records 32 New Cases Over Holiday Weekend

Coronavirus cases continued to surge on the Island over Martin Luther King Day weekend, with 32 new positive tests since Friday, one new hospitalization and the first positive in the school testing program.

All Residents and Staff at Windemere Are Vaccinated

The long-term care and nursing facility has received its first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, hospital officials announced Wednesday. All 40 residents and 26 staff were vaccinated.

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.

Case Counts Stay High; 31 Monday in Weekend Catchup

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.

With 23 Cases Friday, the Vineyard Hits Record Numbers

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.

Vaccine Rollout Plan Takes Shape Slowly

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.

Covid Cases Hit Single-Day High on the Vineyard

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.

In Post-Holiday Catchup, Island Boards of Health Report 28 Cases

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.

Last Day of the Year Brings 21 New Cases

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.

SSA Cancels Two Midday Trips After Employee Tests Positive

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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