Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported five additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford Monday morning, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 188, up from 183 on Saturday. The total COVID-19 related deaths in New Bedford remains at nine. Mayor Mitchell’s office reported another death on Saturday and one new COVID-19 related death on Thursday. No specific details (age, sex of the patient, etc) is available.
Fall River on Saturday reported 1 more confirmed positive case of COVID-19. According to Mayor Coogan, Fall River has seen 179 total positive cases. 82 individuals had recovered as of Friday. Full details here.
On April 17, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,705 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 38,077. This is a decrease from Saturday’s 1,970 reported cases. 146 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday, down from 156, bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 1,706. Full details here.
announced today that Massachusetts residents who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits can now apply online for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Full details here.