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Massachusetts COVID-19 cases top 70,000 while daily counts trend lower

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Massachusetts Coronavirus Update

On May 5, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,184 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 70,271. This is an increase from Monday’s 1,000 reported cases.

122 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Tuesday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 4,212. As of 4 pm today, 333,349 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 9,081 new tests since yesterday.

As of April 28, 27,939 individuals in Massachusetts were subject to quarantine with 17,659 no longer in quarantine. 10,280 individuals are undergoing monitoring/under quarantine.

An inmate and a corrections officer at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office recently tested positive for COVID-19. Full details here.

New Bedford Coronavirus Update

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office reported 39 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford on Tuesday, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 818, up from 779 on Monday. One additional COVID-19 related death was also reported bringing the total to 22 in the city.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition has announced that the 2020 Buzzards BaySwim will be canceled due to the unprecedented and still-evolving conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Full details here.

Fall River Coronavirus Update

28 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 629. Full details here.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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