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COVID-19 Update for March 31; 115 Positive Cases

For Immediate Release: 3/31/2020 5:38 pm

The City of Worcester has released the following COVID-19 update for March 31:

  • There are now 115 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the City of Worcester. All 115 individuals are being monitored by the Worcester Division of Public Health and are in isolation.

  • The City of Worcester extends its condolences to all those affected by the recent loss of 13 residents of the Holyoke Soldiers Home, as announced today by Governor Charlie Baker.

  • The Baker-Polito Administration announced earlier today that a temporary 250-bed field medical station will be established at Worcester’s DCU Center. The facility is scheduled to be setup starting Wednesday, April 1. This will be one of 3 temporary field medical stations in the state. It will be used to treat lower acuity patients who still need monitoring. UMass Memorial will manage the facility day to day with the support of city, state and local partners.

  • Worcester Together, a partnership between the City of Worcester, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and United Way of Central Massachusetts, continues to raise money for efforts dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. To date, the fund has raised in excess of $2.5 million. To donate visit: worcesterma.gov/coronavirus or text “worcestercovid19” to 243725.

  • Senior Center Update: number of seniors contacted to date: 1,579; Outreach phone calls: 136 calls made today; Number of meals delivered in Worcester today: 1,416.

  • The City of Worcester COVID-19 information line can be reached at 508-799-1019. This service is available in multiple languages. Individuals can speak live with a nurse, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The line has received more than 2,300 calls with more than 360 connected to a live nurse.

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