LATEST: 2,722 positive COVID-19 cases in Springfield, 124 reported deaths

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As coronavirus cases continue to fluctuate in western Massachusetts, Mayor Sarno along with health officials will provide a Springfield COVID-19 update Monday morning at City Hall.

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According to Springfield Mayor Sarno, on Friday, there were 11 COVID-19 cases reported, four on Saturday, and four on Sunday. There is a total of 2,722 coronavirus cases within the city. Sarno also added there were four more deaths reported, totaling 124 in Springfield.

Sarah D. Haessler, MD, MS – Specialist in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Disease at Baystate Health:

  • Current COVID-19 cases remain low
  • All COVID-19 patients are in 1 unit
  • During the past week, 14-20 COVID-19 patients cared for
  • Remainder of hospital capacity is being used for non-COVID patients
  • 300-500 individuals are being tested a day
  • There is a 1 to 2 percent positivity rate 
  • Many patients have been tested have been a-symptomatic
  • There are 2 different ways people can spread an infection – droplet and airborne
  • Viruses can be transmitted two days before symptoms show
  • Masks protect everyone around you, the public is encouraged to wear one at all times

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

  • 2 patients with COVID-19 at Mercy Medical
  • 1 COVID-19 patient in ICU
  • Percentage of positive cases increased from 1 to 2 percent over the past couple of days
  • If health guidelines are not followed, cases will continue to rise across the country and in MA
  • All patients entering the hospital will continue to be tested for COVID-19

Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris

  • 105,629 COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts 
  • 2,722 COVID-19 cases in Springfield 
  • 124 COVID-19 related deaths in Springfield
  • One homeless individual has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Testing sites are still available within Springfield and surrounding cities/towns
  • Basketball Courts will not open any time soon (many people have called asking)

Springfield Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi

  • 3-alarm fire Friday night
  • Only 1 firefighter was injured
  • No residents were injured
  • Two homes have been destroyed
  • No one out on COVID-19-related illness
  • Make sure structures are at least 10 feet from outdoor grills

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood

  • 0 officers out on COVID-19
  • 18-year-old involved shooting over the weekend
  • Sunday morning 2 people were shot – Under investigation  
  • Sunday morning – a ghost gun, a loaded magazine was located – Arrest made
  • Sunday night – two kids were left in the car with windows slightly down in over 80-degree weather – Arrest made

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