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COVID-19 Update for March 11; 21,075 Cases

For Immediate Release: 3/11/2021 4:27 pm

The City of Worcester has released the following COVID-19 update:

To date, there have been 21,075 overall confirmed positive cases in Worcester. That is an increase of 283 cases since the City’s last COVID update on Thursday, March 4.

There were 41 new cases today.

Positive case counts in surrounding towns: Shrewsbury: 2,599 (increase of 44); Holden: 1,306 (increase of 37); Grafton: 1,024 (increase of 33)

UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital have a combined total of 75 COVID-positive in-patients (increase of 7) and 19 total COVID-positive ICU patients (increase of 1). To date, the combined facilities have had 690 COVID-related deaths (increase of 4). A total of 1,746 employees have tested positive for the virus (increase of 1). All changes are from last week’s report.

There have been 413 deaths of Worcester residents, 3 more since last week.

There are 7 positive in-patients at the DCU Field Hospital as of today. The Field Hospital is scheduled to close after Sunday night.

As of today, 38 779 Worcester residents had received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, roughly 21 percent of the City’s population. A total of 16,680 residents have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated.

Of the roughly 25,187 seniors 65 years of age and older in Worcester, 13,433 (53 percent) have received at least their first dose; 5,938 (24 percent) have been fully vaccinated.

To date, the Division of Public Health has administered 10,641 vaccinations, including 8,961 at the Senior Center and 1,680 mobile vaccinations at congregate settings, including homeless shelters and senior living complexes.

The City has administered 1,403 first doses (539 Worcester residents) and 552 second doses (390 Worcester residents) to seniors.

A total of 570 WHA seniors have been vaccinated.

The City this week completed vaccinations of seniors at Worcester Housing Authority sites. On Monday, they administered 80 doses at 40 Belmont St. and 13 doses at 275 Pleasant St. Yesterday they administered 61 doses at 275 Pleasant St.

Today, the Mobile Clinic was scheduled to visit Ascension Senior Housing and Belmont AME Zion Church at 55 Illinois St.

Next week, the Mobile Clinic will visit the Grafton Housing Authority on Monday, March 15; a community site on Wednesday, March 17; and the YMCA on Thursday, March 18.
The Regional Collaborative site at Worcester State University has administered 15,605 doses since Feb. 11.

Today, City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. announced that the Emergency Dispensing Site at the Worcester Senior Center will close at the end of the month. The site will administer its final second doses of vaccines on Tuesday, March 30.

Below is next week’s schedule for free COVID-19 testing offered by UMass Memorial Healthcare at 201 Commercial St.:
• Monday, March 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Thursday, March 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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