Thursday, August 6, 2020

Hospital reports 39th COVID-19 case Wednesday

Updated 6:45 pm Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case Wednesday — their second confirmed case this month — bringing their total number of confirmed...

Max the dog put in custody of another third party

Updated Aug. 5 Max, the Australian cattle dog allegedly abused by his owner, has been placed with another private caretaker. The move comes after an...

Blue-green algae found in Chilmark Pond

Traces of blue-green algae have been found in the Chilmark Pond, and the town will be conducting a special analysis to test for the...

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COVID-19 tests and results

 Test MV/Drive-through siteMV HospitalOther/Boards of HealthAquinnahTotals
Total tests performed763631307510841
Total negatives705130446910164
Total pending569476622
Total confirmed positives16391055
Percentage positive of total tests performed.21%1.25%.51%
Antibody tests1717
Off-Island tests
Symptomatic positives33
Total Cases (positive tests + antibody tests + symptomatic positives)75

Each positive test does not necessarily represent a newly infected individual. For example, a positive test reported on July 1, 2020 by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was a second test for an individual who had previously tested positive. The Total Cases number reflects the most current accounting of unique individuals with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard.

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New Covid-19 Safety Rules on Island Trails

Martha’s Vineyard has a rich abundance of protected lands. Many remain open for walking, hiking, bicycling, and running, in strict accordance with state and local regulations. This summer, the Island’s conservation groups are managing some properties differently to help ensure public safety and lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Please see detailed guidelines for each organization here

Sponsored by the MV All-Island Trails Committee and TrailsMV

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An Open Letter to Our Community

The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge. At Martha’s Vineyard Bank, we are inspired by the local response, a unique mix of American fortitude, New England stoicism, and a balance of self-sufficiency and neighborly...


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