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.

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  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed at NCH: 4,642
  • Positive tests: 45
  • Negative tests: 4,447
  • Pending tests: 120
  • Current COVID positive patients hospitalized at NCH: 0
  • Current patients under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 hospitalized at NCH: 0*
  • COVID positive patients transferred: 2
  • COVID positive patients recovered: 36**
  • COVID positive patients still in isolation at home: 8**

Last updated: August 8 at 4:45 pm

The total number of tests include symptomatic patients, asymptomatic individuals who registered for testing or were sponsored by their employer, 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 specific numbers will be updated weekly


Graph last updated August 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.


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  • Nantucket nursing home & senior living community residents and staff tested for COVID-19 through the Massachusetts State Mobile Testing program: 162
  • Positive tests: 0
  • Negative tests: 162

Last updated: May 19, 2020 at 5:40 p.m.


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. The evaluation site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

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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