Noah Asimow
An epidemiologist studying how the Vineyard has fared over the past 15 months said the low death tally is more than a statistical anomaly.
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Maia Coleman
Dukes County continues to have the highest positivity rate in the state, Tisbury remains in the red and hospital officials are pushing vaccinations in the run-up to summer.
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Noah Asimow
Island health officials are ramping up their vaccination efforts, with the Covid-19 mobile vaccine bus making a return to the Island this weekend and separate pop-up clinics scheduled at two more rural locations on the Island.
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Maia Coleman
The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new case of Covid-19 from last week, the lowest weekly case load since the pandemic began, marking a milestone in the Island’s battle against the virus.
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2022

Covid-19 case numbers have increased sharply on the Vineyard, prompting public health officials to issue advisories this week.
Martha’s Vineyard towns are issuing indoor mask advisories as a public health precaution, as Covid cases spike upwards again due to the highly transmissible BA.2 coronavirus variant.
Martha’s Vineyard is currently classified as high risk for Covid-19, with case counts on the rise and one person hospitalized with the virus as of Monday, the Island boards of health reported.
The Covid-19 risk level was elevated from low to medium on Martha’s Vineyard this week amid a steady rise in cases.
Cases of Covid-19 saw another sharp uptick on the Vineyard this week, with some confusion around the risk level on the Island due to over-the-counter (OTC) testing.
The Steamship Authority announced Wednesday that it would stop requiring require masks on board ferries or shuttle buses. The announcement follows an update from the U.S. Coast Guard.

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