SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield city officials and health officials provided an update on the city’s response to COVID-19 Monday morning.
Mayor Sarno said in the news conference that there are now a total of 17,341 positive cases of COVID-19 within the city. During the month of February, there has been a total of 1,667 positive cases and a total of 593 within the last week.
Baystate Health CEO Dr. Mark Keroack said that Baystate Health has been seeing a decline in cases and have been below 100 for the past few weeks. As of today, there are 86 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 within Baystate Health, 11 of whom are in the ICU.
Mayor Domenic Sarno joined with the following people for the meeting at 10:15 a.m.:
- Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris
- Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick
- City Solicitor Ed Pikula
- Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood
- Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi
- Director of Human Resources William Mahoney
- CAFO TJ Plante
- Executive Director of PBRM Patrick Sullivan
- DPW Director Chris Cignoli
- CDO Tim Sheehan
- Baystate Health President and CEO Dr. Mark Keroack
- Mercy Medical Chief Medical Officer and Regional Chief, Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services Dr. Robert Roose
Springfield is still considered a high risk community meaning more than 25 COVID-19 cases were reported in those areas within the last two weeks.