Springfield city leaders provide COVID-19 update on May 18th

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield city officials along with Mayor Sarno provided a COVID-19 weekly briefing Monday morning at City Hall.

According to a news release sent to 22News, the meeting provided an update on the City of Springfield’s response to the coronavirus and clarity on what the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC is advising as precautionary measures.

Dr. Robert Roose, chief medical officer at Mercy Medical Center

  • 22 confirmed suspected 
  • 8 in ICU
  • 2 weeks of delining numbers 
  • Less than 25 % of COVID-19 in hospital 
  • Another unit with the hospital will be a COVID-19 free zone
  • Over 8,713 individuals have been tested 
  • 2,410 tested positive 
  • 6,199 tested negative
  • Percentage of positive test declines 12 to 15 % over the last week 
  • No positive tests in the last 3 weeks 

Governor Baker announced on Monday the plan for Phase 1 of re-opening the state.

As of Sunday, the city of Springfield has a total of 1,920 positive cases of COVID-19.

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