SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield officials have announced a jump in the number of coronavirus cases in the city.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and the city's Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris said that the number of confirmed positive cases has nearly doubled in one day.

The city received information late Tuesday afternoon that 48 more city residents tested positive for the COVID-19.  That's in addition to 55 people who had already tested positive.

With the newly released data, the total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases stands at 103 people.

Sarno and Caulton-Harris continue to stress adhering to all of public health, personal hygiene, and social distancing procedures. 

Sarno added in a statement:

"Though they might seem simple and common sense, they will play a pivotal role in starving and killing this virus.   In the meantime, from my cabinet heads to rank-and-file and working with all of our medical professionals - working together we will continue to forge ahead with all of our contingency plans for relief and recover initiatives.  We will remain ever vigilant. As my administration has done before with prior challenges and just as important – we will get through this together and for the better as one. May God Bless you and your families.”

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and weather.  Download the Western Mass News App

You can now get the latest Western Mass News headlines on Alexa.  Click here to activate the skill.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Copyright 2020 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation).  All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.