New confirmed cases of Covid-19 continued an upward trend on the Island for the second straight week, after a steep five-week decline.

In a weekly report issued Monday, the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported that 25 people had tested positive for the virus between Sunday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 9.

In an update later in the day, the boards of health reported there were no new cases Sunday and two new cases Monday, both diagnosed at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Eighteen of the 25 cases were people who were fully vaccinated, three were unvaccinated and the vaccination status of four was unknown.

There were no new clusters reported.

The new cases were distributed across all age groups, with 11 of the 25 cases in people aged 50 and older and six cases among people under 30.

New cases of Covid-19 on the Island began ramping up over the summer and reached a weekly high of 97 cases in late August before declining again. A low of eight cases was reported for the week ending Sept. 25; there were 11 cases for the week ending Oct. 2.

Nationally and statewide, the number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been decreasing since mid-September.

Testing for people with symptoms of Covid-19 is available daily (except Sunday) at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m, Tuesday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Call 508-684-4500 to make an appointment.

Testing for people who are asymptomatic is available at TestMV at the Ag Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 877-336-9855 to make an appointment, or sign up online on the Quest Diagnostics website.