WORCESTER, MA — The number of new coronavirus cases saw the biggest single day jump on Wednesday in Worcester, rising by eight cases to 27. With cases continuing to rise, the city is asking for help in the form of medical supply donations and volunteers.
For medical supplies, the city is seeking masks and other personal protective equipment for a distribution center it has set up for the COVID-19 response. There's also a severe shortage of blood and platelets, and donations can be arranged by either calling 508-421-1901 or visiting the Red Cross website.
CM Augustus toured the City's COVID-19 logistics team on location where PPE & other supplies are warehoused & distributed. The team is ensuring that the needs of our first responders, community partners and health care facilities are met. To donate, visit https://t.co/CtjylDKcnH pic.twitter.com/nVvua5HSDY
— City of Worcester (@TweetWorcester) March 26, 2020
The city also needs volunteers for three new homeless shelters that opened over the last week at North High School, Ascension Church, and St. John's. Anyone interested in volunteering should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The statewide total number of COVID-19 cases jumped by nearly 60 percent on Wednesday to 1,838, including 129 in Worcester County alone.