LATEST: 2,641 positive COVID-19 cases in Springfield, 120 deaths reported

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Mayor Sarno along with Springfield city and healthcare officials will be providing a weekly COVID-19 update at City Hall Monday morning.

On Friday there were eight new COVID-19 cases reported in Springfield, 13 Saturday, and 14 on Sunday. There are also three more COVID-19 related deaths within the city, bringing the death toll to 120. Mayor Sarno has also added there are certain cooling centers that will be open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. when needed and appropriate. Numerous splash pads are now opened to the public as well.

TOP 5: COVID-19 case numbers in western Massachusetts

Mercy Medical Center Update: 

  • 1 person hospitalized with COVID-19
  • 0 in ICU 
  • 16,844 tested for COVID-19 in total
  • 2,746 tested positive
  • 14,120 tested negative
  • 2 percent positive test rate this past week

Baystate Health President and CEO Dr. Mark Keroack:

  • Baystate Medical Center continues to see a decline in positive COVID-19 cases
  • Fewer than 20 cases reported within the past couple of weeks
  • 16 cases as of Monday at Baystate 
  • 0 cases reported at Wing, Noble, and Franklin 
  • COVID-19 patients have been moved to a single unit 
  • 200 to 300 individuals are tested a day 
  • Everyone is available to be tested at local sites 
  • Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are the only states seeing a decline in COVID-19 patients

Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris

  • 2,641 in Springfield 
  • A slight increase is occurring 
  • 120 deaths are reported
  • A good majority of cases are under the age of 79
  • Residents are encouraged to continue practicing safety health guidelines and primary preventions
  • Residents are also encouraged to stay cool as temperatures continue to rise
Photo: Last week’s map showing a COVID-19 case numbers by month
Photo: Map showing COVID-19 deaths in Springfield by age

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood

  • 0 out right now with COVID-19
  • Homicide over the weekend 
  • Very few information from Oakland and Orange Street homicide 
  • Page Blvd homicide being investigated 
  • Recent assault and robberies are being investigated
  • Uptick in violent crime – mostly by repeat offenders

Springfield Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi

  • 0 out right now with COVID-19
  • Friday night fire
  • Deadly car accident on Saturday
  • Over 100 calls a night
  • Fireworks are still being confiscated 
  • Large brush fire last week – the air is still very dry

Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools Daniel Warwick

  • Just on Friday, 65,508 meals were provided to families
  • 1.4 million distributed since the start of the program
  • Summer school program will begin and distributed laptops will stay with families
  • Enrichment programs will also be launched due to learning that was lost during the pandemic
  • Three program plans will be submitted in August for school to be remote, hybrid, or full return

Executive Director of PBRM Patrick Sullivan

  • Splash pads are open
  • Large family gathers are still not allowed in parks
  • Movie gatherings at parks are being planned for the public
  • Cooling centers in Springfield are in the works

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