Baystate Health treating a dozen patients infected with COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD – Baystate Health is reporting the number of people hospitalized has remained steady this month, despite an uptick in cases in Springfield that moved the city into a higher-risk category this week.

On Sunday, a dozen people who have tested positive for the disease are being treated at Baystate hospitals, one of whom is in the critical care unit. The previous week there were 13 patients being treated for COVID-19 and six were in critical care units.

The numbers have declined dramatically from April when a high of 179 patients were being treated at Baystate Health facilities.

However, Springfield reported a spike in cases last week after seeing the daily rates of infection drop into the single digits. On Wednesday, Helen Caulton-Harris, commissioner of health and human services, said 24 new cases had been reported on that day.

The city reported a record low of 29 cases in the

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Food Choices – What Are The Dirty Dozen of Fruits and Vegetables?

We often hear if we choose to exercise and eat properly, our pancreas will thank us by functioning better and reduce our chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. Many of you watching your health will have heard of a list of produce referred to as the “dirty dozen.” What is this list and how do the contents impact your life and your body? The dirty dozen is a term used to describe certain fruits and vegetables, maybe even some of your favorites, impacted negatively by pesticides. The produce listed as the “dirty dozen” are thought to be more heavily contaminated by pesticides than other produce and, as such, it is wise for you to steer clear of them if you are hoping to maintain good health.

Researchers have also connected the ingestion of pesticides as a risk to the developing brain of the fetus during pregnancy and even into early … Read More