No new cases at hospital 

Majority of Island’s confirmed cases are no longer symptomatic, and have been released from isolation.

No new cases of COVID-19 this month for the hospital. — Kyra Steck

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. Since March, the hospital has tested 4,579 patients with 45 positives, 4,486 negatives, and 48 pending results. Thus far, the hospital has gone the entire month of September without reporting a new case.

The town of Aquinnah has also tested 278 people with zero positives, 270 negatives, and eight pending results.

TestMV has tested 13,511 with a total of 26 being positive, 13,169 negative, and 316 pending results.

The boards of health have confirmed another case, bringing the Island’s total number of confirmed cases since March to 72.

All of this comes as Nantucket saw a two-day spike of 14 cases last week, according to Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s website. The Inquirer & Mirror reported that the majority of those who tested positive work in the trades, including landscaping, construction, carpentry, and painting — 12 of those who tested positive live on Nantucket, and two are from off-island, according to the newspaper.

Through contact tracing, the cases of 25 individuals, or 35 percent of the Vineyard’s cases, have been linked to another individual. Only three of the cases are still being monitored by public health officials. All of the other cases are no longer symptomatic, and the patients have been released from isolation.

Due to the hospital, boards of health, and the town of Aquinnah all reporting their own data at different times of day, and due to some people being tested at multiple sites, exact numbers can be difficult to calculate.

Of the 72 confirmed cases, 45 are female and 27 are male. Of those, 17 of the cases are 50-59 years old, 16 are 20-29 years old, 10 cases are 60-69 years old, 13 are 30-39 years old, nine are 20 years old or younger, four are 40-49, and three are 70 years or older.

The boards of health are also reporting on probable cases. The Island’s total number of presumed positives is 24. Of those, 21 were positive antibody tests, and three were symptomatically positive.

Of the probable cases, 14 are female and 10 are male. Of the 24 presumed positive cases, seven are aged 60-69, five are aged 50-59, three are aged 40-49, five are aged 20-29, two are under 20 years old, and two are over the age of 70.

At the state level Tuesday, there were 286 newly reported cases, bringing the state’s total to 123,425. The state also continues to see COVID-19-related deaths. On Monday, six new deaths brought the total number to 9,016.