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. As of Nov. 21st, this page will now be updated once per day around 9 a.m.

Interested in being tested for COVID-19? Click here.

NOTE: Today’s update includes confirmation of 8 new positive COVID-19 test results, including 7 from specimens collected on Tuesday, Jan. 19th and 1 from Monday Jan. 18th.

  • New COVID-19 test results confirmed today:
    • Positive: 8
    • Negative: 99
  • Pending tests: 9
  • New positive tests in last 7 days: 54
  • 7-day positivity rate: 7.4%
  • Current COVID positive patients hospitalized at NCH: 0
  • Current patients under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 hospitalized at NCH: 0*
  • COVID positive patients recovered: 742**
  • COVID positive patients in isolation: 310**
  • Cumulative COVID-19 testing results:
    • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed at NCH: 23,033
    • Positive tests: 1,056
    • Negative tests: 21,968
  • COVID positive patients transferred: 17 
  • COVID-related deaths: 4

Last updated: Jan. 20, 2021 at 8:53 a.m.

Total tests, total positive and negative results, as well as transfers and COVID-related patient deaths, are cumulative since March 16, 2020. The total number of tests include symptomatic patients, asymptomatic individuals, as well as patients admitted to the hospital and those required to be tested prior to a medical procedure or surgery. 

*a PUI is a patient admitted to the hospital with one or more symptoms consistent with COVID-19 who has pending test results. In most cases, this classification is removed once testing confirms the patient is negative for COVID-19. 

**these numbers are updated weekly

Town of Nantucket Health Dept. COVID-19 Metrics Report | Jan. 13, 2021

This report includes updated metrics and demographic information on recent confirmed COVID-19 cases on the island from Town of Nantucket Health & Human Services Director Roberto Santamaria.


Positive test results are now shown on this graph corresponding to the day the specimen was collected.

Graph last updated Jan. 20, 2021 at 8:56 a.m.

COVID-19 testing hours for those with symptoms & close contacts
Location: Drive-through evaluation site at 57 Prospect Street

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Sundays: Closed
  • Location: Nantucket Cottage Hospital main entrance portico, 57 Prospect Street

Stop the Spread asymptomatic testing hours for those with no symptoms:
Location: VFW, 22 New South Road
Up to 75 free tests per day

We are currently experiencing significant demand for testing. Please be aware that the line for vehicles will be closed when it reaches a volume that we estimate would allow staff to test all those who are waiting and still close the testing site at the scheduled time. Severe weather events will impact our ability to operate the drive-through testing site. Please check this website and our social media pages for updates on closures due to weather.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose or nasal congestion, shortness of breath, muscle aches, a loss of your sense of smell, or atypical symptoms concerning for COVID-19 (e.g. COVID toes), please come to the drive-through evaluation site at the main entrance of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect Street.

IMPORTANT: Before you can be tested you must be registered with Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners Healthcare) by calling 866-211-6588. If you have received care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital in the past you are already registered, however, it is a good idea to confirm and update your information by calling the number above. Hours of operation to call and register: 7:30 a.m.  – 6 p.m. Mon-Thurs; and 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays.

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