Worcester Reports Less than 100 New COVID Cases this Week

 by TWIW StaffMay 21, 2021

WORCESTER - The City of Worcester announced on Friday, May 21, there were less than 100 new cases of COVID-19 reported during the last week.

This is the first week since August 2020 the City reported under 100 new cases of COVID-19 over a one-week period.

Worcester reported 85 new positive cases of COVID-19 since its last update on Friday, May 14. That is 22 fewer than the 107 new cases reported a week ago.

There are 23,644 confirmed positive cases in the city of Worcester.

Reports from surrounding towns include Shrewsbury with six new cases (2,960 total), Holden with five new (1,465 total) and Grafton with three new (1,184 total).

The Saint Vincent Hospital and UMass Memorial Health Care systems have 18 in-patients positive for COVID-19 and seven in intensive care. That is a reduction of 17 and 8, respectively.

The City also has no new COVID-19 related deaths to report among residents in the last week. To date, 424 residents died from COVID-19 related illness.

Among residents of the City, around 38 percent, 69,866, received both doses of vaccination. Around 52 percent, 96,072, received at least one dose.

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