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May 19, 2020

Tuesday records 140 new Worcester County coronavirus cases, 16 new deaths

Photo | Grant Welker MetroWest Medical Center's Framingham Union Hospital

Worcester County reported 140 new coronavirus cases and the death toll rose by 16 on Tuesday, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The new cases are a 1% increase from the total on Monday, bringing the total to 9,582. Throughout Massachusetts, there was a relative drop in new cases, with 873, or 1% new cases adding to the 87,925 overall. The daily increase across the state was the lowest it's been since May 12.

The new deaths in Worcester County have brought the total tally to 597. Statewide, there were 76 new coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total to 5,938.

DPH reported 7,741 newly administered coronavirus tests with 476,940 overall.

The city of Worcester recorded the lowest increase in new cases since May 12 with 34 new cases, which contributes to the 3,556 total recorded cases in the city.

UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester reported  235 total cases between their health systems as of Tuesday, and 87 in intensive care. The hospitals have had 228 total coronavirus deaths, and 284 employees have tested positive.

MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham and Natick report 38 confirmed and suspected cases, and Milford Regional Medical Center reports 29, according to DPH. Between the hospitals, there are 19 cases in intensive care. Other Central Massachusetts hospitals such as Harrington Hospital, Heywood Hospital, and HealthAlliance in Leominster report 40 total suspected and confirmed cases, and nine in the ICU.

Nationally, there are 1.5 million cases and more than 91,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Globally, there are almost 4.9 million cases, and more than 322,000 deaths. 

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