One person was hospitalized and one new confirmed case of coronavirus was reported on the Vineyard Tuesday, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases here to 23.

The hospitalization was reported by the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital at a press briefing Tuesday morning, while the new confirmed case was included later in the daily 4 p.m. report from the six Island boards of health.

The new case is a female in her 40s, according to the boards of health report.

The 23 confirmed cases include 11 men and 12 women. By age, cases break down as follows: one under 20, five in their 20s, two in their 30s, one in her 40s, seven in their 50s and seven in their 60s.

Statewide Tuesday, there were 1,184 new cases, the Department of Public Health reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 70,271.

The state also reported 122 new deaths, bringing the total state death toll to 4,212.

At the morning briefing Tuesday, hospital president and chief executive officer Denise Schepici said the hospitalized patient is in stable condition.

The briefing was hosted by Ms. Schepici, hospital spokesman Katrina Delgadillo and the hospital’s chief medical officer, Dr. Pieter Pil.

Hospital officials also elaborated on their expanded testing criteria at the briefing, announcing that anyone who had respiratory symptoms, as well as one other symptom, including a new cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell or muscle aches, would be tested.

“There is new criteria based on the number of tests that are now available,” Ms. Schepici said. “But the biggest change has been the removal of the age criteria and the allowing of testing for all symptomatic patients.”

Patients are still required to contact their primary care physician to be screened for testing, or to call the hospital’s screening hotline at 508-684-4500.

Previously, the hospital’s testing criteria, which is set by their parent network Partners Healthcare, did not allow the hospital to test all symptomatic patients, and limited automatic tests to high risk patients showing symptoms, including people over the age of 70.

The change in testing protocols has come with an expanded number of tests conducted at the hospital over the past week and a half.

Dr. Pil said the hospital’s initial focus when the pandemic began had been marshalling resources toward the emergency department because it served as the main entry point for coronavirus infections. Now, the hospital is exploring ways to gradually reopen the non-emergency parts of the facility to elective surgery and treatment as non-Covid related requests for care increase, he said.

The first two things the hospital has done are separate out low-risk patients and direct them to an ED annex for care, as well as screen all patients at the hospital’s triage tent outside the emergency room. But the hospital plans to expand those efforts with a new, second entrance for low-risk patients, Dr. Pil said.

“As our volume of non-emergency care begins to tick up, we are in the process of constructing and designing a second entrance for non-emergency care patients to be screened and enter the facility,” he said.

Dr. Pil said he didn’t expect to see the hospital open to elective surgery or care until after June 1, and said that three main things would factor into the decision, including the current best-practice science, guidance from state officials, and importantly, the quantity of personal protective equipment (PPE) available for hospital staff and patients.

“Unless that equipment is in robust supply we will be challenged to proceed,” Dr. Pil said.

Asked about the hospital’s current supply, Dr. Pil said the hospital was in good shape because of sourcing from Mass General and generous donations, and that all staff and patients were provided with masks upon entry.

“I have not heard that any patient has not gotten a mask on arrival to the hospital,” Dr. Pil said. “That is our policy and we are adequately stocked to do that.”

Dr. Pil praised his staff and their level of preparedness as well, saying that everyone was working overtime.

“What I have learned over the last 40 days is that we have an incredible team of people here, and that a pandemic is the ultimate team-building event for a hospital,” Dr. Pil said. “What a team we have, and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Ms. Schepici also gave a special shoutout to the hospital’s nurses during the briefing, noting that Wednesday marked National Nurses Day in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. She thanked head of nursing Claire Seguin for all her hard work during the pandemic, and said the hospital had created a scholarship fund in honor of longtime nurse Carol Bardwell, who retired in March.

The hospital will be accepting donations to the scholarship fund.

“I can’t say enough about our group of nurses at MVH and Windemere,” Ms. Schepici said. “Simply put, I love them for what they do every day, but especially now in the time of Covid.”