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Town of Dartmouth announces first COVID-19 related deaths

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Dartmouth town officials were recently notified of two COVID-19 related deaths. This marks the first two deaths in Dartmouth. Though both of the decedents were listed in High-Risk categories, their names, ages, and genders will not be disclosed out of respect to their individual families.

Mayor Mitchell also reported New Bedford’s first two COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday.

Mayor Jon Mitchell, Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith Hovan, and representatives of Essex Group Management Corporation today announced two Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Care Centers in New Bedford for those recovering from COVID-19. Full details with photos and videohere.

On April 9, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 2,151 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 15,202. This is an increase over Wednesday’s 1,588 reported cases. 70 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 503. Full details here.

A correctional officer and a K9 officer from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office have tested positive for COVID-19. Full details here.

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