WORCESTER – The city reported an increase of 15 positive COVID-19 cases in the city Saturday, bringing the total to 4,117 cases.
Positive counts in surrounding towns included Shrewsbury, 270, which represents no change from Friday. Leicester, which has 134 cases also saw no change from Friday. Holden, with 80 cases, increased by one from Friday. Grafton, at 84, increased by two. No new information was available from Millbury, which had 220 cases as of Friday.
All combined medical facilities run by St. Vincent Hospital and UMass Memorial Health Care had 154 total COVID-positive inpatients, a decrease of 12 from Friday and 58 COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit, a decrease of three from Friday.
To date the hospital facilities have had 279 COVID-related deaths, an increase of eight from Friday. A total of 332 employees have tested positive for the virus, an increase of three from Friday.
The number of COVID-19 positive patients in the hospitals has decreased by 130 and the number of COVID-19 intensive care unit patients has decreased by 49 since May 1.
The Beaumont Rehabilitation Center has 60 inpatients. A total of 193 have been treated and 87 beds are available. North High School homeless shelter had 26 clients, all of which are COVID-19-negative. Another 25 homeless shelter clients are now in more stable housing and connected with residential treatment.
The city’s next COVID-19 media briefing will be held at 4:30 p.m. June 2 in City Hall. Future media briefings will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays only. The city will provide updated numbers of COVID-19 cases on days when there is no media briefing.