The confirmed COVID-19 cases surged last week, and the Martha’s Vineyard Health Department reported 101 new cases between March 28 and April 3.
The 101 new cases are more than twice the 47 new cases reported in the week of March 21-27, and exceed the second-highest weekly total this year, which is the 99 cases reported in the first week of January.
Case clusters continue to appear and evolve throughout the island, with a new nine-person team connected to the Barn Bowl & Bistro case. According to a post on Facebook, the restaurant remained closed for the next few days. Shirley̵
There are five other clusters on the island, including Wedding in October (eight cases), Kronig Market (19 cases), Bible Study Group (11 cases), MV Hospital (five cases) and Project Progress (four cases) .
A cluster is defined as two or more people from different families or families that share the source of infection.
Since testing started in March, there have been 1,097 confirmed positive results on the island, including 547 men and 550 women. There are also 61 possible cases-35 men and 26 women. There are already 398 cases (36% of the total) related to at least one other case. In most cases, these people involve family members or small social groups.
The hospital has now carried out 15,621 inspections and the results were 782 cases. There have been 14,764 negative tests and 67 results are pending.
At the same time, TestMV, located in the high school parking lot in the Martha’s Vineyard region, has so far conducted 35022 tests, including 291 positive results, 35409 negative results and 322 pending tests.
The town of Aquinnah conducted 444 self-administered tests, one of which returned positive, 441 negative, and two unfinished results.
The public schools on Martha’s Vineyard conducted 9,469 tests. Seven of them tested positive.
The Wampanoag tribe in Aquinnah has reported a total of 7 positive cases of COVID-19.
Due to the way the tests are conducted, the number of positive individuals may differ from the number of reported positive tests.
At the same time, as of Friday, the hospital had received more than 11,000 doses of the vaccine, of which the first dose was 6,853 doses and the second dose was 5,524 doses.
On Monday, vaccination eligibility was extended to over 55 years old. The next round of vaccination appointments will open at 8 am on April 10 (Saturday).Eligible individuals can bit.ly/mvhospitalvaccine.
People eligible for vaccinations include people over 60 years old, people over 18 years old with two chronic diseases, adults working in public and private senior housing, K-12 educators and staff, childcare workers and below Categories of workers: cafes, food, agriculture, retail, food service, grocery stores, convenience stores, pantry, transportation, public works, environmental sanitation, public health, court system and funeral services.