Health Officials Report Record High Covid Cases On Martha's Vineyard

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Coronavirus numbers on Martha’s Vineyard have spiked to record highs over the past week in what’s being called an unprecedented surge of cases.

Local health officials say as of December 9, there have been 390 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the island’s six towns.

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health, a coalition of the island’s town health departments, said 19 of those cases were diagnosed in one day last week. This tied the island’s highest single day total since the pandemic began.

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Edgartown has been classified by the state as a high-risk community for transmission of the virus; with Tisbury and Oak Bluffs deemed moderate risks.

Health officials say if the island were one town and not six, all of Martha’s Vineyard would be considered high risk for transmission.

Local officials are urging everyone to continue to follow all of the Covid-19 safety guidelines and warn of possible fines for failure to comply.

WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn reports

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