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Gov. Charlie Baker gestured to Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders while giving his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Saturday afternoon. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

COVID-19 cases pass 75,000 in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Coronavirus Update

On May 8, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,612 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 75,333. This is a decrease from Thursday’s 1,696 reported cases.

150 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Friday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 4,702. As of 4 pm today, 366,023 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 14,391 new tests since yesterday.

As of May 5, 32,019 individuals in Massachusetts were subject to quarantine with 22,148 no longer in quarantine. 9,871 individuals are undergoing monitoring/under quarantine.

A federal judge will temporarily lift a Gov. Charlie Baker executive order requiring firearm retailers to close their physical businesses during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Full details here.

New Bedford Coronavirus Update

New Bedford officials reported three more COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday, six in the past two days or 10 deaths since Saturday bringing the total to 29 in the city. 29% of New Bedford’s COVID-19 related deaths have come in the past six days.

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 53 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Friday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 944, up from 891 on Thursday.

As of Thursday, none of the 26 people who have died from COVID-19 in New Bedford were under 50 years old and 98% of those who have died in Massachusetts have had at least one preexisting health condition. New Bedford’s breakout by age here.

Fall River Coronavirus Update

26 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River. This brings the total in Fall River to 711. The City was also notified of its twelfth fatality. Full details here.

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

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