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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Again Urges Residents to Mask-Up and Get Vax Shot ASAP! ‘Infections Numbers Alarming!’

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris are again urging residents to mask-up and get their vaccination shot ASAP! Over the past two days, there has been a significant surge in positive COVID-19 cases. The number of confirmed positive cases reported for the past two days – Tuesday, September 14th and Wednesday, September 15th were 265. In comparison, the entire month of June 2021 had only 153 cases and the month of July only 344.

Mayor Sarno states, “Yesterday’s COVID-19 daily update infection numbers from HHS Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris of 154, and 111 cases for the Tuesday, September 14th are very alarming and scary.  These are numbers we were seeing during the height of COVID-19.  Baystate Medical Center is being over-run by COVID-19 patients, the super majority being unvaccinated.  Baystate Medical is being taxed and over extended creating a dangerous scenario of accessibility to medical services.  With that, I again strong urge and encourage our residents to mask-up and get the Vax shot ASAP!  We are at a critical stage here – we either take a step forward or end up taking two steps back.  Make this about the overall good of everyone’s public health – not politics.  We need to be united, not divided to defeat this enemy.  Trust the facts – get the Vax!”

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