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COVID-19 Update for Aug. 13; 5,647 Cases

For Immediate Release: 8/13/2020 10:29 pm

The City of Worcester has released the following COVID-19 update for Aug. 13.

• There are 5,647 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the City of Worcester, an increase of 70 over Wednesday, Aug. 5.

• This represents a decrease in the number of new cases in Worcester from last week.

Reporting Date New Cases Increase/Decrease from previous week
13-Aug             70                            decrease
5-Aug               97                            increase
30-Jul               88                            increase
23-Jul               63                            increase
16-Jul               43                            decrease
9-Jul                 61                            decrease
2-Jul                 75                            increase
25-Jun              67                            increase
18-Jun              47                            increase
11-Jun              39                            increase

• Positive case counts in surrounding towns: Shrewsbury: 363 (increase of 7); Holden: 133 (increase of 4); Grafton: 104 (increase of 2); Leicester: 166 (increase of 2); Millbury: 277 (increase of 4). All increases are from Wednesday, Aug. 5.

• UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital, as of Wednesday, Aug. 12, has a combined total of 23 COVID-positive in-patients (increase of 3) and 8 total COVID-positive ICU patients (increase of 3). To date, the combined facilities have had 357 COVID-related deaths (increase of 6). A total of 392 employees have tested positive for the virus (increase of 5). All updates are from last week, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

• The City’s overall COVID positivity rate for the week of Aug. 9-15 is 1.07 percent. This represents a decrease from the positivity rate of 1.62 percent for the week prior.

• Businesses are reminded that the City is continuing to conduct compliance checks in an attempt to ensure all COVID-19 protocols are being followed.

• For information about COVID-19, or to talk to a live nurse Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. call 508-799-1019.

• Senior Center update: Number of seniors contacted to date: 15,978; Outreach phone calls made to seniors this week: 505; Number of meals delivered in Worcester this week: 5,604.

• Residents and business owners can stay informed on the Commonwealth Re-opening plan by visiting mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts.

• The City is no longer holding weekly media briefings, but continues to monitor COVID-19 numbers and send out weekly updates

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