Updated July 13 @ 9:15 am
The Island boards of health are reporting two new positive COVID-19 cases bringing the Island’s total cases to 44, according to a release issued Saturday.
TestMV, the testing site at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School testing asymptomatic individuals, reported two new confirmed cases Friday. That site has tested 4,071 individuals, 11 have tested positive, 3,866 negative, and there are 194 pending results.
The boards of health have also linked 23 of the confirmed cases to another case among eight different household groups.
On Friday, the hospital reported no new cases. In total, the hospital has tested 1,946 patients. Of those, 30 tested positive, 1,869 tested negative, and 47 are pending results. The hospital is no longer releasing results on the weekends.
The town of Aquinnah has tested 34 people with 30 negative and four pending results.
There are 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health.
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, town of Aquinnah, boards of health and TestMV, the testing site at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School each report their own testing numbers. Those numbers are then all compiled by the boards of health.
The actual number of cases can be difficult to count due to lag time and overlaps in testing each day.
Of the 44 cases, 26 are female, and 18 are male. Of those, 13 of the cases are aged 50-59 years old, nine are 20-29 years old, seven cases are 60-69 years old, six are 30-39 years old, four are 20 years old or younger, three are 40-49, and two are 70 years or older.
The boards of health have also started reporting on probable cases. On Saturday, the Island’s total number of presumed positives was 18, of which 15 were positive antibody tests, and three were symptomatically positive.
Of those, 11 are female and eight are male. Of the 19 presumed positive cases, six are aged 60-69, four are aged 50-59, three are aged 40-49, three are aged 20-29, two are under 20 years old, and one is over the age of 70.
At the state level Saturday, there were 167 new confirmed cases, bringing the state total to 105,457. In total, 14 new deaths brought the total number of deaths to 8,095. There have been 940,393 tests conducted across Massachusetts.
Updated with information on new cases and to correct number of female and male cases. — Ed.