Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 31 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford Saturday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 441, up from 410 on Friday. One new COVID-19 related death was reported today bringing the total to 13. No specific details (age, sex of the patient, etc) are available.
The New Bedford Police Department welcomed home Sgt. Ortega who is recovering from COVID-19. Full details here.
Fall River reported 23 more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday. According to Mayor Coogan’s office, Fall River has seen 337 total positive cases. 149 cases have cleared isolation. Full details here.
While case numbers released by the Massachusetts Department of Health suggest the Bay State isn’t out of the woods in the COVID-19 pandemic, a local group is getting ready to show their displeasure over how the virus has been handled.
Sarah Rebello, who co-hosts a conservative radio show in Fall River, has organized a rally to take place at Government Center to express what she feels is an unconstitutional lockdown. Full details here.
On April 24, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 4,946 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 50,969. This is an increase from Thursday’s 3,079 reported cases. 196 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday, up from 178, bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 2,556. Full details here.