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COVID-19 Update for May 24; 3,962 Positive Cases

For Immediate Release: 5/24/2020 2:16 pm

The City of Worcester has released the following COVID-19 update for May 24:

  • There are 3,962 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the City of Worcester. This is an increase of 58 cases from Saturday, May 23.

  • Since April 1, Worcester has seen an increase of 3,782 new cases (average of 70 new cases per day).

  • Positive case counts in surrounding towns: Shrewsbury: 269; Holden: 75; Grafton: 79; Leicester: 129. (Millbury: 208 as of Friday, May 22)

  • All combined medical facilities of Saint Vincent Hospital and UMass Memorial Health Care had 203 (increase of 3 from Saturday) total COVID-positive in-patients and 87 (increase of 6 from Saturday) total COVID-positive ICU patients today. To date, their facilities have had 245 (increase of 2 from Saturday) total COVID-related deaths. A total of 309 of their employees have tested positive for the virus.

  • Beaumont Rehabilitation census: 65 in-patients; Total of 178 treated; 82 beds available.

  • North High homeless shelter census: 30 clients (COVID-19 negative; No change from Saturday).

  • The next City of Worcester COVID-19 media briefing will be held Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. Going forward, media briefings will be held each Tuesday and Thursday only. The City will provide updated numbers on COVID-19 cases on days where there is not a media briefing.

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