One new case last week

Hospital has administered more than 27,000 vaccine doses.

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New cases of COVID-19 continue to remain low, with only one new case reported at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital last week. The new case was a 50-year-old who was symptomatic, according to the boards of health weekly report. 

Over the past month, new cases have been at their lowest all year, with only eight cases reported in June. Last week the boards of health reported no new cases the week of June 20 — the first time no new cases were reported in a weeklong span this year. 

Tisbury health agent and boards of health spokesperson Maura Valley said she hopes numbers of new confirmed cases remain low.

“The numbers are low, and we hope they stay low,” Valley said in a voicemail to The Times. “There’s a lot of people here, though, and I think the Island population has a high vaccination rate, but we don’t know where the visitors are coming from and what the vaccination status is.”

There have been 1,507 total cases of COVID-19 reported on Martha’s Vineyard since the pandemic began. Of those, 744 are male, 733 are female, and 30 are unknown. The majority of Island cases have been in their 30s, with 348 reported cases, followed by people in their 20s, with 270.

The hospital has administered over 27,000 vaccine doses — 13,636 first doses and 13,594 second doses. 

As of July 2, the hospital has administered a total of 20,277 COVID tests. Of those, 1,091 are positives and 19,178 are negatives. 

The TestMV site has administered a total of 38,862 COVID tests. Of those, 375 are positives, 37,862 negatives, and 167 are pending results. 

The town of Aquinnah has administered 456 tests, with two positive results.

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has reported a total of 14 positive cases of COVID-19.

There were 18 positive tests reported at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools, from a total of 16,122 tested. 

Due to how tests are conducted, there can be a discrepancy between the number of positive individuals and the number of positive tests reported.

The Island has reported nine COVID clusters, including an October wedding (eight cases), Cronig’s Market (19 cases), a Bible study group (11 cases), M.V. Hospital (five cases), Project Headway (four cases), King’s barbershop (eight cases), Shirley’s Hardware (all six staff), the Barn Bowl & Bistro (nine cases), and Cardboard Box (three). A cluster is defined as more than two people from different families or households with a shared source of infection.

At the state level on July 2, the most recent data available, there were 79 new cases reported, for a total of 663,977 since the pandemic began. One new death July 2 brought the state’s total deaths to 17,634.