Massachusetts Coronavirus Update
On April 19, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,705 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 38,077. This is a decrease from Saturday’s 1,970 reported cases. 146 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday, down from 156, bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 1,706.
As of 4 pm today, 162,241 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 5,435 in the past 24 hours compared to the previous day’s total of 8,062. Sundays have been consistently the lowest testing day of the week.
On the heels of the two deadliest days so far in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said Sunday morning that “we’re right in the middle of the surge now” and a top White House official highlighted the state as an area where the continued spread of COVID-19 is a concern. Full details here.
New Bedford Coronavirus Update
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported three additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford Saturday morning, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 183, up from 180 yesterday. The total COVID-19 related deaths in New Bedford remains at nine. Mayor Mitchell’s office reported another death on Saturday afternoon and one new COVID-19 related death on Thursday. No specific details (age, sex of the patient, etc) is available. New Bedford does not report cases on Sunday.
New Bedford’s Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade has been canceled. This year’s parade would have been the 48th year. Full details here.
Due to Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 20, there will be no residential trash and recycling collection on Monday, April 20 in New Bedford. Full details here.
Fall River Coronavirus Update
According to Mayor Coogan, Fall River reported two more positive cases on Saturday. Full details here.