Springfield weekly COVID-19 update

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno provided a weekly update on the city’s response to the coronavirus Monday morning.

Springfield has reported three new deaths due to COVID-19 bringing the total deaths to 136.

There were a total of 253 new positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend. Friday there were 96 new cases, 119 new cases Saturday, and 38 new cases Sunday. There were a total of 532 new cases of COVID-19 for the week.

Health leaders warned people to think twice about gathering during thanksgiving as holiday gatherings have previously shown to be super-spreader events.

Mayor Sarno said that the Springfield Police Department has recently taken a “huge hit” from the recent increase in coronavirus cases. Right now, the department is down 25 police officers due to COVID-19.

State police have been put on notice for if and when they might be needed.

Sarno joined with the following people:

  • 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 listed as a high-risk community for COVID-19. As of Wednesday, there were a total of 5,824 cases within the city, 1,117 of which were in the last 14 days.

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