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Nantucket Cottage Hospital has received confirmation of a positive case of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the island, the second confirmed case for Nantucket. The patient is isolated at home and monitoring their symptoms with clinicians.
The patient was screened at Nantucket Cottage Hospital on Saturday, March 21, and the test result was reported positive early Tuesday morning, March 24.The patient will remain quarantined at home while we monitor their symptoms, and NCH together with the Town of Nantucket Health Department has initiated the process of tracing the patient’s contact with other individuals as well as NCH staff. No further patient details will be shared by NCH.