Massachusetts COVID-19 cases dropped to 669 – the lowest one-day count since March 26 and a drop for the fifth consecutive day. Total COVID-19 related deaths passed 5,000.
Massachusetts Coronavirus Update
On May 11, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 669 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 78,462. This is a decrease from Sunday’s 1,050 reported cases and a drop for the fifth straight day.
129 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Monday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 5,108. As of 4 pm today, 394,728 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 6,339 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.
Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply across all sectors and industries once reopening begins. Full details here.
New Bedford Coronavirus Update
New Bedford officials reported four more COVID-19 related deaths and 109 new cases since Saturday.
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 109 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Monday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 1,151, up from 1,042 on Saturday. The four new deaths bring the total death count attributed to COVID-19 to 34 in the city. New Bedford officials do not report COVID-19 data on Sundays.
The City of New Bedford has been informed by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services that the state does not intend to pay for the care of MassHealth patients in the medical surge facility located at 4586 Acushnet Avenue. Full details here.
Fall River Coronavirus Update
11 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, according to the Mayor’s Office. This brings the total in Fall River to 770. The City was also notified of its thirteenth fatality due to the coronavirus. Full details here.