Harvard’s cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began —as reported by the state—remained at 18 in the week between June 17 and June 24. It had increased by one the previous week. To date, the Press has verified that two residents and two recent residents have died from complications of COVID-19.
Statewide, after seven weeks of steady declines, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 grew more between the week of June 16 and June 23 than it did the previous week. For the week ending June 23, confirmed cases grew by 1,554. The previous week, June 9 to June 16, cases grew by only 1,196.
The number of deaths caused by the disease continued to slow for the eighth week in a row. For the week ending June 23, COVID-19-related deaths increased by 225, down from an increase of 257 for the week ending June 16.
Locally, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Emerson Hospital increased from two to four in the week between June 16 and June 23. At the Memorial and University campuses of the UMass Medical Center in Worcester, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 44 to 32 in the week between June 16 and June 23.
The Bureau of Prisons website reports that during the week between June 16 and June 23, the number of active COVID-19 cases among inmates at the Federal Medical Center in Devens fell from 31 to 24, while the number of active cases among staff remained at two. Since the COVID-19 outbreak at the FMC, 30 inmates have recovered, two have died, and four staff members have recovered.
—Compiled by Joan Eliyesil