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COVID-19 Update for Sept. 3; 5,901 Cases

For Immediate Release: 9/3/2020 10:57 pm

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


• To date, there have been confirmed positive cases of

COVID-19 in the City of Worcester, with an additional 98 cases since the last report.
Reporting Date                     New Cases                  Increase/Decrease from previous week
3-Sept                                      98                                               increase
27-Aug                                     87                                               increase
19-Aug                                     69                                               decrease
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

• Positive case counts in surrounding towns: Shrewsbury: 375 (increase of 4); Holden: 148 (increase of 4); Grafton: 112 (increase of 2); Leicester: 171 (increase of 1); Millbury: 283 (increase of 2)

• UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital, as of Wednesday, Sept. 2, have a combined total of 19 COVID-positive in-patients (decrease of 1) and 6 total COVID-positive ICU patients (increase of 1). To date, the combined facilities have had 368 COVID-related deaths (increase of 3). A total of 405 employees have tested positive for the virus (increase of 6). All changes are from last week, Wednesday, Aug. 26.

• Testing in Worcester as part of the state’s Stop the Spread campaign has revealed slight increases in the positivity rate. (Please note, the data below accounts only for testing done in partnership with UMass Memorial Healthcare.)

• Of 293 tests at Main South CDC on Aug. 31, there were 13 positives, a positivity rate of 4.44 percent

• Of 493 tests at the Edward M. Kennedy Health Center on Aug. 26, there were 15 positives, a positivity rate of 3.04 percent

• Of 529 tests at City Hall on Aug. 24, there were 9 positives, a positivity rate of 1.70 percent

• Of 370 tests at Community Healthlink on Aug. 20, there were 6 positives, a positivity rate of 1.62 percent

• With the approach of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the City reminds all residents, as they hold cookouts, welcome guests, visit relatives or travel elsewhere, to be mindful of the spread of COVID and follow all guidelines and protocols, including the Governor’s regulations for indoor and outdoor gatherings.

  • Limit indoor gatherings to 25 or fewer people
  • Limit outdoor gatherings to 50 or fewer people
  • Wear masks/face coverings
  • Maintain social distancing

• As a reminder this holiday weekend, all travelers, including out-of-state visitors and in-state residents returning from out-of-state who do not meet an exemption, must quarantine for 14 days unless coming from an exempt, lower-risk state or can provide a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. It is the responsibility of the traveler to visit the state website and fill out a travel form. More information on the Governor’s travel order can be found here.

• 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. Information and links to resources may also be accessed at worcesterma.gov/coronavirus.

• Senior Center update: Number of seniors contacted to date: 17,848; Outreach phone calls made to seniors this week: 654; Number of meals delivered in Worcester this week: 5,617.

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