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 today, 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.
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported Saturday afternoon that New Bedford has a total of 54 positive cases of COVID-19, up from the 49 cases they reported on Friday and up from 42 on Thursday.
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:
At 4:30 pm today, Fall River reported 62 cases of COVID-19. Full details here.
Earlier this 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.
As of April 5, the total amount of cases in The United States is 325,185 with 9,267 total deaths.