Coronavirus: Worcester Seeks Volunteers, Medical Supplies, Blood

Neal McNamara

This article originally appeared on the Worcester Patch

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.

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

The statewide total number of COVID-19 cases jumped by nearly 60 percent on Wednesday to 1,838, including 129 in Worcester County alone.