WORCESTER – City Manager Ed Augustus announced today, April 1, that there are 50 new cases of COVID-19 in Worcester.
There are now 165 positive cases in Worcester.
In surrounding towns, Shrewsbury has 28 positive cases while Grafton has 16, Holden 7 and Leicester 4.
Augustus also said that one Worcester Police Officer has tested positive for COVID-19.
Two other officers had direct contact with the officer who tested positive. Both are now in quarantine.
DPH Announces 33 New Deaths Wednesday
The Department of Public Health [DPH] announced 33 COVID-19 related deaths in Massachusetts today, Wednesday, April 1.
There are now 122 dead in Massachusetts due to COVID-19.
The DPH also reported 33 deaths yesterday, Tuesday, March 31.
Two of those reported dead are women from Worcester County.
One of the women was in her 60s. It is unknown if she had preexisting conditions. She was hospitalized prior to her death
The second Worcester County woman was in her 80s. She did have preexisting conditions and was hospitalized.
A Suffolk County man in his 30s became the first COVID-19 death of a person under 50-years-old in Massachusetts. The man had preexisting conditions and was hospitalized.
The deaths reported today are:
There have been over 51,738 tests done in Massachusetts since the beginning of the pandemic. Results for 4,803 were returned since yesterday.
Those tests led to another 1,118 testing positive bringing the total in the state to 7,738.