The state reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Harvard for the week ending Oct. 14. The town’s cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began remains at 22. To date, the Press has verified that two residents and two residents who moved away from Harvard just before the pandemic began died of complications from COVID-19.
Statewide, during the week between Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, confirmed cases increased by 4,206, slightly up from the previous week’s increase of 4,116. There were 90 COVID-19-related deaths during the week ending Oct. 13, down from 113 the previous week.
Locally, at Emerson Hospital, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients decreased from six on Oct. 6 to zero on Oct. 13. During that same week, the Memorial and University campuses of the UMass Medical Center in Worcester reported 19 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, down from 25 reported on Oct. 6.
The Bureau of Prisons website reported Oct. 6 that the number of active COVID-19 cases among inmates at the Federal Medical Center in Devens remained at zero for the fourth week in a row. The number of active cases among staff remained at two. Since the COVID-19 outbreak at the medical center, 45 current inmates and six staff members have recovered. Two inmates died of complications from COVID-19.