Island health officials reported eight new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a slight decrease as the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said it would receive its first batch of virus vaccine next week.

In a daily case update that went out Wednesday afternoon, health officials reported seven new cases tested at the hospital and one from TestMV, the Island’s asymptomatic testing site. The Island has now reported 34 new cases since last Friday; 16 from over the weekend and Monday, and 13 on Tuesday.

The weekly caseload marks a small decline from highs reported mid-November, when the Island recorded more than 60 new cases for two weeks straight. But there are still more than 40 active coronavirus cases on the Vineyard, according to a report from last Friday, and 97 reported since Nov. 25, or the last two weeks.

In total, the Island has reported 371 laboratory positive coronavirus cases since the pandemic began; 265 have been tested at the hospital and 118 at TestMV. The hospital tests symptomatic patients and their close contacts for the virus.

Forty tests at the hospital — and thousands more at TestMV — are still pending results. No one is currently hospitalized with the virus, according to an update as of 3 p.m. Wednesday on the hospital’s website.

Meanwhile, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a three-phase rollout for the virus vaccine that would begin next week with initial orders to hospitals, and then expand to long term care facilities and emergency workers. The vaccine includes two shots, given approximately one month apart.

In a press release, the governor said 59,475 doses of the Pfizer vaccine had already been ordered from the federal government this past Friday and would be delivered directly to hospitals. Another 40,000 doses of the vaccine will be allocated to nursing facilities, with a total of 300,000 vaccines expected by the end of December.

Responding to an inquiry from the Gazette, a spokesman from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital confirmed that the facility would be in the first phase of vaccine distribution.

“MVH is part of Phase 1a because we provide direct care to COVID positive patients,” spokesman Marissa Lefebvre wrote in an email. “We are eagerly awaiting our first allocation of vaccines which will be sometime next week.”

In a press briefing Tuesday, hospital CEO Denise Schepici said Windemere, the Island’s only nursing home, would likely receive the vaccine by the end of the month. Two certified nursing assistants stationed at Windemere have tested positive for the virus in recent days, prompting the hospital to close the facility to visitors and quarantine residents.

Governor Baker said in the press release that the second phase of the vaccine distribution would begin in February and include high-risk individuals and school children, as well as transit, grocery store and public health workers. Adults over 65 would also be included.

The governor said the vaccine would be available to the general public by April.

The vaccine announcement came on a day when the state reported its highest Covid-19 death total since June, with 89 new patients dying from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 10,922. The state Department of Public Health also reported 5,675 new cases of the virus — the second highest total since the pandemic began.