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764 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, down from 1,334 on Saturday

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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.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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