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