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April 29, 2020

Wednesday sees 24 new coronavirus deaths, 301 new cases in Worcester County

Photo | Grant Welker Marlborough Hospital

Worcester County had 24 new reported coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday — setting another new high — and 301 new cases, according to Massachusetts Department of Public Health data. 

The new county cases increase the total to over a milestone of 5,000, bringing the tally to 5,300 cases overall. This is a 6% increase from Tuesday. Statewide, the cases rose by 1,963, or 3%, bringing the total to 60,265.

The 24 new deaths bring Worcester County’s total to 253. The Massachusetts coronavirus related death toll increased by 252 to 3,405. 

The Department of Public Health also reported 11,118 new coronavirus tests conducted with a total of 265,618 as of Wednesday.

Image | WBJ Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health; City of Worcester
Image | WBJ Source: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The City of Worcester reported 1,986 cases Wednesday. This is a 4% increase from Tuesday with 76 new cases.

UMass Memorial Health Care and Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester report 269 cases with 104 in the ICU. The hospitals had seven new deaths, bringing their death toll to date up to 102. It is reported two new employees have tested positive bringing the tally to 162.

UMass Memorial has extended its postponement of elective procedures through May 15.

The DCU Center field hospital in Worcester had 33 patients Wednesday with five to seven projected to be discharged. 

Nationwide there are more than 1 million reported coronavirus cases, with more than 60,000 deaths, according to John Hopkins University in Maryland. Throughout the world, there are over 3.1 million coronavirus cases and 225,927 reported deaths. 

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