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COVID-19 Update for Oct. 29; 7,114 Cases

Halloween-2020-.jpg For Immediate Release: 10/30/2020 3:07 pm

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

To date, there have been 7,114 overall confirmed positive cases in Worcester, an increase of 236 from last week.

Positive case counts in surrounding towns: Shrewsbury: 501 (increase of 13); Holden: 188 (increase of 9); Grafton: 143 (increase of 9); Leicester: 213 (increase of 9). All changes are from Thursday, Oct. Oct. 22.

UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital, as of Wednesday, Oct. 28, have a combined total of 35 COVID-positive in-patients (increae of 7) and 9 total COVID- positive ICU patients (decreaes of 2). To date, the combined facilities have had 388 COVID- related deaths (increase of 1). A total of 503 employees have tested positive for the virus (increase of 24). All changes are from Wedensday, Oct. 21.

There have been 126 cumulative COVID-positive cases at Worcester colleges and universities. There are currently 29 active student cases.

19-under: 666 (9%)
20-29: 1,097 (15%)
30-39: 1,191 (17%)
40-49: 1,091 (15%)
50-59: 1,088 (15%)
60-69: 765 (15%)
70-up: 1,189 (17%)

A reminder, with Halloween on Saturday, that the City is asking people to forego traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. This is in line with CDC guidance that lists tradition trick-or-treating as a high-risk activity. Attached are some tips for lower risk activities.

Out of safety and concern for our community, the Worcester Common Oval Public Ice Skating Rink will remain closed for the season due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The annual Festival of Lights event has been cancelled but a virtual tree lighting ceremony will replace it. Date to be announced.

Your vote matters. If you haven’t mailed your ballot in yet and do not intend to vote in person, please use one of the 12 drop off boxes - one at each of the City’s 10 fire stations and 2 at City Hall. Exercise your right to vote and make it count. Ballots may be delivered up until the close of polls at 8 p.m. on Election Night, Nov. 3

Polls are open on Election Day, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Voters may report any issues on Election Day to (508) 799-1134. Polling locations:

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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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