Update: Island confirmed cases rise to 44

Of those, 34 are no longer symptomatic.

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Martha's Vineyard Hospital had no new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday . — Lexi Pline

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.

44 COMMENTS

    • Actually it is proof positive that masks are highly effective. With people coming here from all over the country we have been able to contain the spread of the virus to only 42 cases.

  1. let me point a mathematical point here.
    On July 1 the Times reported the island’s 29 th case
    Ten days later , we have 13 more cases.
    if there have been an average of 50 k people here during that time,
    and we extrapolate that out to the apx. 7 million residents of Mass. we would be at a rate of 182 new cases a day. Pretty close to the 213 cases for Mass. yesterday. We need to stay vigilant.

      • The economy gets worse when everything gets shut down, not when we wear masks, socially distance, wash our hands, and open up slowly. And, exactly who do you think is crashing our democracy? That’s a rhetorical question.

        • The people who are crashing our economy are the people wearing masks.
          They are making everyone scared to spend.

          • Ajay, I used to think you were trolling us with opposing viewpoints. Then I realized you were probably just being sarcastic and that it had been going over my head. After reading this thread, I dunno what to assume. lol. Your comments are riddles, wrapped in mysteries, inside a Back Door Donuts apple fritter. To be fair, I’m sure we all come across that way sometimes. Darn the flat tone of text.

          • Every point has at least 129,600 (360 squared) points of view.
            Times the world population.
            The truth is the amalgam.
            That is my point of view.

          • “Even Shakespeare was challenged by the flat tone of text.”

            You got me there, Ajay. 🙂 But seeing as none of us have that kinda talent for communication, we should probably try harder to be ultra-clear when explaining our stances. Know what I mean?

            “Every point has at least 129,600 (360 squared) points of view.
            Times the world population.
            The truth is the amalgam.”

            Speaking of sitcoms, this transported me to the smoking circle on That ’70s Show. Far out.

          • What is not clear about a sphere having 129,000 easily defined points from which to view the middle?
            The amalgam of those points is the truth, as best as we can determine.

        • What is wrong with you, it is the damn Democrats behaviour that is killing our economy.
          It is the damn Republicans (meaning Trump mostly) behaviour that that is killing our citizens.
          Dead citizens don’t need no damn economy, they paid the price.

  2. You can always count on ajay to spew ignorance. Why don’t you move to Florida, they don’t like masks there either

    • Please pay attention, I think that everyone should wear masks until the case rate in the US is well below one in ten million a day.
      I consider those with a disdain for masks to be amusing.
      Among other things.

      • I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds most of your comments annoying and obnoxious and not clever. You’re trying too hard and it isn’t working for you.

        • It works just fine for me.
          If you want to see obnoxious and annoying read your comments.
          You’re not trying hard enough.

    • Numbers are increasing due to all kinds of reasons but deaths are down from 3000 per day in April/May to 600 now. Also the illnesses are weaker.

      • Source for the ‘illnesses are weaker”
        Or should we be really smart and just take your word for it?

  3. If I was here for a weeks vacation and I went home and didn’t feel well, or I was asymptotic and I got tested in my local (let’s say connecticut, NY or Jersey)where does that get reported? Not MVY but in my testing state. These numbers are skewed and that’s not fake news.

    • If you got Covid in New Jersey and got tested on the Island how would you skew those numbers?
      Do think that it should be reported as a Island case or a New Jersey case?

      You do not know when, where, or how you picked the virus up.
      You do know where you got tested.
      Which locale should ‘own’ your test results.

  4. Would anyone like to have some free TRUMP 2020 logo masks?
    I had a hundred of them made up and I haven’t been able to sell a single one of them.

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