Massachusetts Coronavirus Update
On May 2, the Massachusetts Public Health Department reported that the state added 1,952 more positive cases of COVID-19 bringing to total to 66,263. This is a decrease from Friday’s 2,106 reported cases.
130 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Saturday bringing the total deaths in Massachusetts to 3,846. As of 4 pm today, 298,994 people in Massachusetts have been tested for COVID-19 – 9,358 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.
ICE detainees at the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center at the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office caused more than $25,000 worth of damage in a disturbance Friday evening. Full details here.
Gaming regulators voted Friday to prolong their mandated shutdown of the state’s slots parlor and casinos until at least May 18 in line with Gov. Charlie Baker’s latest order, and announced plans for an internal group to focus in-depth on issues around re-opening casinos. Full details here.
New Bedford Coronavirus Update
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s office Saturday reported 87 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Bedford, bringing the total positive cases in the city to 712, up from 625 on Thursday. COVID-19 related deaths remained at 19 in the city.
The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center will expand its COVID-19 testing capability by establishing an outdoor testing location at its downtown health center. Full details here.
The Port of New Bedford has partnered with Southcoast Health to pilot targeted COVID-19 testing for workers in the commercial fishing industry and others, beginning with commercial fishermen on the New Bedford waterfront Friday. Full details here.
Fall River Coronavirus Update
21 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 554. Full details here.