Daily Nantucket Coronavirus Testing Updates

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be providing updates on testing and confirmed cases on Nantucket. This page will be updated once per day around 5 p.m.


  • Total number of patients tested for COVID-19 at NCH: 169
  • Positive tests: 10
  • Negative tests: 151
  • Pending tests: 8
  • Current COVID positive patients hospitalized at NCH: 0
  • Current patients under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 hospitalized at NCH: 2
  • COVID positive patients transferred: 1

Last updated: April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


Suspected COVID-19 specimens collected at NCH for testing by day

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, sore throat, coughing, muscle aches, and shortness of breath, please call ahead to NCH to receive instructions about how to arrive. The drive-through evaluation site at the main entrance of Nantucket Cottage Hospital is open daily, and this service is intended for patients experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. It is not a voluntary testing site, and if you are well, please do not come and ask to be tested. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this virus in the community, so we continue to urge Nantucket residents to follow all aspects of the town’s stay at home order, practice social distancing, limit trips to the grocery store, as well as vigilant hand-washing and hygiene measures. The actions all of us take now and in the days and weeks ahead will determine whether we are able to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our island and avoid a surge of cases that could overwhelm our hospital. Our team at NCH is doing everything we can to care for our island during this challenging time, but we will need the help and support of every member of our community to limit the potential spread of this virus.

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