On April 13, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,392 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 26,867. This is a decrease from Sunday’s 2,615 reported cases. 88 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported since yesterday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 844.
As of 4 pm today, 122,049 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 5,319 in the past 24 hours compared to the previous day’s total of 7,954.
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 151 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday morning, up from the 136 cases they reported on Saturday and up from 119 on Friday. New Bedford doesn’t report totals on Sundays. Mayor Mitchell reported New Bedford’s third COVID-19 related death on Friday.
Mayor Jon Mitchell and the New Bedford Board of Health have acted to protect workers and customers at essential businesses, announcing new requirements to ensure the use of masks by employees while interacting with the public. Full details here.
According to Mayor Coogan’s Office, there are 146 confirmed cases in Fall River. Coogan confirmed that so far Fall River has not seen a death due to the virus. Full details here.
Thousands of state health care workers will be getting a raise after the union representing licensed nurses and caregivers working in Massachusetts state hospitals and group homes struck a deal Sunday night with the state to increase pay by as much as $10 an hour for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency. Full details here.
As of April 13, the total amount of cases in The United States is 572,587 with 23,078 total deaths.