Massachusetts Coronavirus Update
On April 26, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,590 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 54,938. This is a decrease from Saturday’s 2,379 reported cases.
169 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday, down from 174, bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 2,899.
As of 4 pm today, 236,100 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 9,255 new tests since yesterday.
Gov. Charlie Baker would not say Friday afternoon whether he plans to extend the economic shutdown currently due to expire May 4, but he detailed what he will be looking at when it comes time to make that decision. Full details here.
New Bedford Coronavirus Update
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. New Bedford officials do not report new data on Sundays.
The New Bedford Police Department welcomed home Sgt. Ortega who is recovering from COVID-19. Full details here.
Fall River Coronavirus Update
Fall River reported 14 more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. According to Mayor Coogan’s Office, Fall River has seen 377 total positive cases. As of Friday, 149 cases have cleared isolation. Full details here.
Sarah Rebello, who co-hosts a conservative radio show in Fall River, organized a rally at Government Center to express what she feels is an unconstitutional lockdown.