While the COVID-19 infections continue to decrease, the COVID-19 related death numbers aren’t decreasing. New Bedford health officials reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths since Thursday, eight in the past three days, bringing the total to 80 in the city.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 15 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Friday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 1,953, up from 1,938 on Thursday.
28 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River for the second consecutive day, according to the Mayor’s Office. This brings the total in Fall River to 1,419. Full details here.
The Department of Correction (DOC) announced Thursday that it met its goal on Monday of conducting universal COVID-19 testing, with 7,679 tests performed as of Wednesday and many inmates having been tested more than once. Full details here.