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COVID-19 Update for March 4; 20,792 Cases

For Immediate Release: 3/4/2021 4:16 pm

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

To date, there have been 20,792 overall confirmed positive cases in Worcester. That is an increase of 261 cases since the City’s last COVID update on Thursday, Feb. 25.

There were 56 new cases today.

As of today, the 7-day average is down to 38 new cases per day.

Positive case counts in surrounding towns: Shrewsbury: 2,555 (increase of 38); Holden: 1,269 (increase of 15); Grafton: 991 (increase of 21)

UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital have a combined total of 68 COVID-positive in-patients (no change from last week) and 18 total COVID-positive ICU patients (decrease of 3). To date, the combined facilities have had 686 COVID-related deaths (increase of 7). A total of 1,745 employees have tested positive for the virus (increase of 5). All changes are from last week’s report.

There have been 410 deaths of Worcester residents, 3 more since last week.

There are 12 positive in-patients at the DCU Field Hospital as of today.

There are 8 positive patients at the DCU Field Hospital as of today.

As of today, 26,654 Worcester residents had received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, roughly 14 percent of the City’s population.

Of the roughly 25,187 seniors 65 years of age and older in Worcester, 11,382 (45 percent) have received at least their first dose. 4,190 (17 percent) have been fully vaccinated.

To date, our Department of Public Health has administered 9,611 vaccinations, including 8,199 at the Senior Center and 1,412 mobile vaccinations at congregate settings, including homeless shelters and senior living complexes.

The City has administered 1,394 first doses (533 Worcester residents) and 521 second doses (359 Worcester residents) to seniors.

The Senior Center will operate a vaccination clinic Monday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mobile vaccinations continued this week on Monday at the Worcester Housing Authority’s Elm Park Towers, where they administered 120 doses, and Journey Church, where 38 doses were administered. On Wednesday, 26 doses were administered at Checkerberry Village at the Holden Housing Authority, and 9 doses at 40 Belmont St. (WHA). Today the Mobile Clinic visited Rock of Salvation Church, where at least 100 doses were expected to be administered to eligible individuals. Upcoming Mobile Clinics will be held:

  • Monday, March 8: 40 Belmont St. (90 doses anticipated)
  • Wednesday, March 10: 275 Pleasant St., WHA (90 doses anticipated)
  • Thursday, March 11: Ascension Senior Housing (16 second doses anticipated)
  • Thursday, March 11: As yet unidentified community site

Below is next week’s schedule for free COVID-19 testing offered by UMass Memorial Healthcare at 201 Commercial St.:

• Monday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Thursday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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