New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported Monday morning that New Bedford has a total of 65 positive cases of COVID-19, up from the 54 cases they reported on Saturday and up from 49 on Friday. The City did not report data on Sunday.
The City of New Bedford Board of Health Friday afternoon issued a cease and desist order to the Walgreens store located at 1103 Kempton Street. Earlier this week and month, Walgreens confirmed that three of their employees tested positive for COVID-19. Full details here.
You can see our interview with Mayor Mitchell on Friday:
On April 5, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 764 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 12,500. 764 is a significant drop from yesterday when 1,334 new cases were reported. 15 new deaths were reported bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 231.
As of 4 pm Sunday, 71,937 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 3,137 in the past 24 hours. The testing is down from 5,838 on Saturday. Full details and breakout by county here.
According to Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan, Fall River now has 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday.
Bristol County is now up to 659 confirmed cases as of 4 pm on Sunday, up from 517 on Saturday.
Last week, Governor Baker detailed the latest model projections that estimate the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts could range from 47,000 to 172,000 (or 0.7% to 2.5% of the total population of Massachusetts). The models show hospitalizations would potentially peak between April 10-20. Full details here.